Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde discussed Ozzy nearly killing himself in an accident in a new Q104.3 interview.
It’s been all over the news that you’ll not be playing on Ozzy’s new album [Zakk also hasn’t played on Ozzy’s previous album, 2020’s ‘Ordinary Man’]. You’re cool with it?
“Yeah, I’ll just be the godfather of our oldest son, so yeah, my relationship’s bigger than the music with Oz.
“And Oz said to me years ago, ‘Zakk, I don’t want to be the lead singer of Black Label Society. You’re your own guy now, you got your own thing. I completely get it.’
“Oz knows I’m always here for him whatever he needs me to do. If he needs me to go bring over some milk and eggs, I’ll do it.
“If I got to clean up the dog because he’s got company coming over and he’s got to run some errands, I’d do it.
“It’s that easy. And if the Boss is ready to roll on the road again after he gets the album knocked out – if he calls me up, ‘Zakk, come over on Tuesday, we’re gonna go over.’
“‘Alright, no problem, I’ll see you on Thursday.’ That’s the way we roll.”
Ozzy’s latest album “Ordinary Man” features Andrew Watt on guitar, check it out here via Amazon.
If I ask you to tell me the craziest story about life with Ozzy, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
“Maybe silence, or nothing going on. There’s always something going on.
“The tour was going great, everything was happening, then he basically almost kills himself and breaks his neck just going out to take a leak and go to the bathroom.
“And I saw him in the hospital – we’re like, ‘What are you doing now?’ He goes, ‘I guess I was bored. I needed something to happen.’
“It’s always something, whether it’s the ATV, him almost killing himself on that thing – he goes to take a piss in the middle of the night and then he comes back, he almost breaks his neck. It’s always something.” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed his comments.