Ozzy Osbourne Leaving USA and Going Back To UK
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It was first reported in March that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave Los Angeles and head back home to the United Kingdom.
At that time, the couple said their reason for leaving is to avoid the high tax rate in the United States. But during a recent interview with The Guardian, Osbourne explained:
“Everything’s fucking ridiculous [in the U.S.A.].
“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 fucking crazy.”
The Prince of Darkness continued, noting the LA cemetery:
“And I don’t want to die in America. I don’t want to be buried in fucking Forest Lawn.
“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.”
Sharon clarified that their move had nothing to do with her husband’s declining health. She said:
“I knew people would think that. It’s not [related].
“It’s just time. 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.”
The couple and their family had been living in the States for more than 25 years. Their Beverly Hills mansion has become popular because of their early 2000’s reality TV show “The Osbourne’s.” It is located in LA’s exclusive Hancock Park neighborhood and is currently on the market for an asking price of $18 million. Ozzy said in March:
“We are leaving LA. We are a bit sad. But the tax is getting too much.
“I am sad because I really really like staying and living there.”
Meanwhile, Ozzy is all set for the release of his new album, Patient Number 9, coming out on Sept. 9.