Ozzy Osbourne Discusses Cory Monteith’s Death + His Own Relapse
Ozzy Osbourne has been to hell and back when it comes to substance abuse, having recently endured a relapse. With the recent death of ‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith, who passed away from a drug and alcohol overdose over the weekend, fresh in the media’s mind, the Blizzard of Ozz commented on what it’s like to be an addict. He pretty much said that you don’t need drugs to make music and have fun, but if you believe as much, you’re a fool.
While appearing on WGN to promote Black Sabbath‘s ’13,’ Ozzy was asked about the actor’s death and said, “I went through all that and I survived, but you know what? I haven’t got that many friends who I used to do it with that are still alive; they’re all dead. I’m living on borrowed time.”
The metal legend also pointed out that just because he has survived does not make it a badge of honor. In fact, he’s pretty much looking at himself as lucky. He said, “Don’t think that if Ozzy Osbourne can stay alive through it, that you’ll do it, because it didn’t work like that. I used to think that I couldn’t write songs or perform without a drug or a drink inside me and that’s just a load of crap. You don’t need alcohol and you don’t need drugs to make music and have fun.”
Ozzy referenced his relapse, which was practically the death of him, saying, “In recent months, I had another go at it and it nearly destroyed me again.” Thankfully, he got off that train with the help of his loved ones.