What did Ozzy say? The 65-year-old Black Sabbath front man mumbled a bunch of gibberish instead of reading his teleprompter properly at the 56th Grammy Awards ceremony on Jan. 26. Osbourne’s Sabbath band mates Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi burst into laughter as the singer fumbled his intro for Beatles legend Ringo Starr.
According to a Jan. 26 report by Access Hollywood, Osbourne had a simple explanation for the high profile screw up, telling reporters backstage: “I completely (expletive) it up.”
Twitter users took note of Osbourne’s less than coherent behavior, leaving some to wonder if the singer had fallen off the wagon.
Last year, Sharon Osbourne opened up about her husband’s lifelong struggle with substance abuse on her daytime talk show. At the time, “The Talk” co-host said she was “devastated,” but revealed the family was “dealing with it.”
Osbourne has also been vocal about his addiction. In a 2012 interview with Spin magazine the singer said, "I'm not a bad person getting better, I'm a sick person getting well. Alcoholism and drug dependency is a killer disease, you know. I went to two rehab places and then I still went out again. And then I stopped again and then I started. I have accepted I have a problem with drugs and alcohol. That's a big stepping stone, you know. I'm very lucky that I'm still alive and I'm also very lucky I can still put two words together."
At Sunday night's ceremony, Black Sabbath won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for their record “God is Dead.”