Among the mountain of achievements that he has obtained throughout his five-decade-plus-long career, heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne may receive the chance to be knighted.
Being knighted is one hell of a big deal, and for some time now, a dedicated fan of Osbourne’s has been trying to push for the UK government to knight the metal rocker.
As reported by Metal Hammer, Helen Maidiotis started a petition over on Change.org – it is actually one of several petitions she has started – in an effort to encourage the UK government to bestow the title of “Knight” upon the heavy metal rocker.
Among her efforts in campaigning for Osbourne to be knighted, she has sent a letter to RT Hon Michelle Donelan MP (who is the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in the UK).
Maidiotis sent this letter campaigning for Osbourne back in November of 2022, and as of recently, she heard back from the government representative.
While Maidiotis was not provided an explicit answer regarding Osbourne being knighted, she was given some really solid hope; that hope coming in the form of Donelan sharing “As you are aware Mr. Osbourne has been under consideration for an honour for a while.”
Maidiotis shared news of Donelan’s reply via Twitter; if you are interested in reading the full letter, follow the Twitter link below.
While not explicit and providing a “Yes Ozzy Osbourne will be knighted,” this is still pretty positive (and hopeful) news. There is still a chance that Osbourne could be knighted.
Maidiotis’ passion for Osbourne and his art is extraordinary; while Osbourne’s work is more than enough to earn him a knighthood, her efforts have played an awesome role in advocating for this honor.
— Helen Maidiotis 🇦🇺 (@Ozzyhell) January 19, 2023