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Ozzy Osbourne Battles Fire at Home, Suffers Injuries

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You know, we always thought a story involving Ozzy Osbourne, one of the heavy metal godfathers, and a “major” blaze would have something to do with stoking the fires of hell, not a leaving a candle burning all night! How un-metal is that? Un-metal it may be. But it’s also true.

Things could have been a lot worse for the Prince of Darkness and his wife, as The Blizzard of Ozz dealt with a fiery fright at their Beverly Hills home this morning, Jan. 17.

Ozzy and wife Sharon left a candle burning throughout the night and it eventually exploded in its glass vase, setting off a small fire in the living room.

Ozzy, who was already walking wounded and in a cast after undergoing hand surgery on Jan. 16, tried to air out the room while his missus grabbed water to put out the flames. However, things backfired and the opposite of the desired effect occurred, since the fire began from an oily candle. The flames began to spread, and Ozzy’s hair was burned in the process. That had to smell awful, as nothing stings the nostrils worse than burnt hair.

Firefighters were summoned to the scene and extinguished the embers.

Mrs. O. recounted the situation on her morning gab fest The Talk, saying, “At five o’ clock, I heard a noise like metal had fallen. I thought it was my housekeeper coming in and she had dropped her keys on the tiles, that’s what it sounded like, so I didn’t pay any attention. A few minutes later, my eyes are stinging and my throat’s closing up, and ‘Something’s weird smelling in here.’”

Her dogs started barking, so she went downstairs to assess the matter realizing the sound she heard was cracking glass and an exploding candle. Ozzy tried to diffuse the situation and put out the fire, but to no avail.

“Ozzy’s front of his hair from (his ear down is), gone! His eyebrows (are gone)… he’s got like, skinned cheeks. We are, like, two idiots, it was like The Three Stooges. Everything you are not meant to do – go to bed with candles alight, open the doors and put water on – we did it all.”

She revealed they received a lecture from the firemen about candle safety, to which Ozzy told them, “She’s been doing this to me for 32 years! You tell her, you tell her, no more candles!”

Sharon O., currently engaged in a feud with Lady Gaga, has sworn off candles for good. “I apologize to my husband because he put himself out,” she said. “He made his hand worse. It started to bleed, the whole nine yards, and I’m sorry and I love you and I will never light a candle again.”

Casa Osbourne is now a candle-free zone. We hope they keep candelabras around. Those are metal and cool!


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