When the name Ozzy Osbourne comes up, there’s a few things that you think about. The first is obviously either the music or the bats, but most people admit that they also think of drugs when they think of Ozzy. He’s no stranger to recreational drug use, that is.
Ozzy Osbourne has now revealed the reason why he decided to give up taking acid in the ’70s, and, in proper Ozzy fashion, it’s a ride from start to finish.
While discussing the making of Black Sabbath’s iconic album “Vol. 4”, the singer recalled using drugs with his bandmates like Tony Iommi (via Classic Rock): “We lived together in a house in Los Angeles, rehearsed there, did loads of drugs, and made an album: simple. Those were good times. At that time in America, people were very fond of lacing your drinks with acid. I didn’t care. I used to swallow handfuls of tabs at a time. The end of it came when we got back to England.”
It’s always incredibly wild when someone says they don’t care if anything was laced. In fact, by the sound of it – it seems like Ozzy would have much rather went into a bar where his drink was all laced up.
If this wasn’t enough, Ozzy made sure to continue forward with his story and how much of a very wild life that he has truly lived and is still alive and well enough to tell it: “I took 10 tabs of acid then went for a walk in a field. I ended up standing there talking to this horse for about an hour. In the end, the horse turned round and told me to f*ck off. That was it for me.”
Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming album “Patient Number 9” is due for release on September 9th and everyone is looking forward to hearing this record.