BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 19: The Osbournes (L-R) Jack, Sharon, Ozzy and Kelly are shown in this undated photo on Novemember 19, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California. The Osbournes will host the 30th Annual American Music Awards on January 13, 2003 in Los Angeles. (Handout photo delivered by Getty Images)
Ozzy Osbourne has created a stage persona of someone who likes all things weird and creepy. The Prince of Darkness goes beyond the usual theatrics with his crazy antics. But more than the guy who bit the ear off a live bat or the rockstar who admitted to snorting ants, Ozzy is actually pretty funny. And we all saw his humorous side when he went from being a heavy metal singer to a reality show star.
The Osbournes ran for four seasons – from March 2002 to 2005. And in its first season, it became MTV’s most-watched series. But like in everything else, it had its share of controversies especially about the whole show being staged. Ozzy and Sharon’s eldest daughter Aimee refused to participate in The Osbournes and even shared her discomfort about watching her family’s antics.
And now it seems like she’s not the only one who wasn’t a fan of series. In an interview with Metal Hammer magazine, Ozzy shared that while The Osbournes achieved massive success on TV, it had also taken a toll on him.
“All I can say to you is this: number one, if someone offers you a shitload of dough to be on television, you’d have to be a mug to turn it down. I thought it was gonna be a piece of cake, but you have a camera crew living in your house for three years and see how you feel at the end of it. You feel like a fucking laboratory rat.
“It got to the point where I was falling apart emotionally because you can’t fucking relax. It doesn’t matter where you go for a piss, you’re paranoid there’s a camera in there. But I’m not ashamed of it and it’s a big hit. Would I do it again? It’s now Kardashianville. The world’s changed, man.”
Ozzy Osbourne and the rest of his family became household names because of the show but at the end of the day, was it really worth it?
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