Heavy-metal legend Ozzy Osbourne dropped his highly anticipated new solo album, Ordinary Man, today, and he’s enlisted a very special friend to celebrate its release. In a surprising teaser video clip, a cloaked figure strides down a hallway straight out of a horror movie and approaches a microphone. Is it Ozzy? Nope. It’s Hollywood actor (Aquaman, Game of Thrones, See, etc.) and metalhead extraordinaire Jason Momoa. He seizes the mic and rocks the hell out à la the Prince of Darkness himself, even appearing to bite the head off a bat in homage to one of Osbourne’s most infamous antics. Watch the fun below.
All has not been fun and games for Ozzy lately, of course. The singer recently canceled his 2020 North American “No More Tours 2” dates to focus on his recovery from “various health issues he has faced over the past year,” according to a post on his website.
“I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year,” Osbourne commented. “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks.”
“I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans. I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.”
Last month, Ozzy opened up about his diagnosis of Parkin 2, a milder form of Parkinson’s disease, which was discovered in the months after a fall he suffered in early 2019.