(NewsGlobal.com)- Famous rocker Ozzy Osbourne announced this week that he would no longer live in the United States, but for a rather off-the-wall reason: He doesn’t want to be in the country because of all the gun violence that’s happening.
Osbourne, who is the iconic lead singer of the metal band Black Sabbath, actually entered the homes of millions of people in the U.S. through a reality TV show that featured his family and was aired on MTV. Osbourne was born in England, and he now intends to return there to live out the rest of his life with his family, starting early next year.
Speaking with The Guardian recently, Ozzy said that gun violence is “f***ing crazy” in the United States right now, and he wants no part of it. Speaking with his wife Sharon during the interview, Ozzy announced that they would be moving over to the UK in February of 2023.
Currently, the couple lives in a mansion in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park section. The home was built in the 1920s and was listed for sale back in July of this year for $18 million, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Sharon Osbourne is well-known as well, since she is a TV personality. She appeared as one of the hosts on the CBS show “The Talk” between 2010 and 2021. She told The Guardian that “it’s just time” for them to return back to England.
As she explained:
“America has changed so drastically. It isn’t the United States of America at all. Nothing’s united about it. It’s a very weird place to live right now.”
Ozzy then chipped into the conversation in his usual direct and inflammatory way. He said that gun violence is what is plaguing the United States right now. He said:
“Everything’s f***cking ridiculous here. I’m fed up with people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was that mass shooting in Vegas at that concert … It’s f***ing crazy.”
He further said that he has no intentions of dying in America and then buried in Forest Lawn. That’s a cemetery in Hollywood where a lot of famous people have been buried, including Paul Walker, Brittany Murphy, Freddie Prinze and Lucille Ball, among others.
As Ozzy further explained:
“I’m English. I want to be back. But saying that, if my wife said we’ve got to go and live in Timbuktu, I’ll go. But, no, it’s just time for me to come home.”
The Osbournes already own an estate in the UK that spans over 350 acres, so they won’t have to find a new place to live.
There have been almost 30,000 people who have died as a result of gun violence so far this year, the Gun Violence Archive said. Roughly 46% of the deaths were either unintentional shootings, murders or homicides. The others were all suicides.
In addition, there have been roughly 450 mass shootings in 2022 so far. They are defined as one incident in which at least four people are shot or killed.