Ozzy Osbourne Is Determined To Play Live Shows and Not Retire: ‘I Don’t Know How To Do Anything Else’

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Earlier this year, Ozzy Osbourne made the hard decision to cancel a tour due to health issues. In the months that have passed since that decision, the heavy metal legend has vocalized how much he misses his fans and wants to play live.

During a recent conversation with the members of Tenacious D (as part of a special feature with Metal Hammer), Osbourne talked about his passion for performing live, expressing that he is “determined” to play more shows.

Among the comments he shares, the heavy metal icon says that for him, playing live is “not a job,” but a “fucking passion.” Here is what Osbourne has to say when it comes to his determination to keep performing:

“I mean, doing a live show is what I live for. I’ve had to cancel my [2023] European tour but I’m determined. I’ve gotta do more gigs if I have to get someone to wheel me out there.

“I mean, you can’t retire from this game. It’s not a job, it’s a fucking passion. I don’t know how to do anything else. The thought of sitting in my house all day… I’m a road dog, you know? I’ve been doing it fucking 55 years. It’s the best thing to have ever happened to me.”

Considering all the health issues he’s been struggling with, Osbourne’s determination is nothing short of inspirational. After creating music and performing for over half a century, it is amazing to hear how driven Osbourne remains.

If you are interested in seeing Ozzy Osbourne perform live, he is currently booked to play the upcoming North American heavy metal festival Power Trip. You can learn more about that upcoming fest by following the link below.

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