Zakk Wylde Compares Ozzy Osbourne To Keith Richards

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Ozzy Osbourne‘s long-time musical partner, Zakk Wylde, said the Prince of Darkness resembles Keith Richards.

As famous rock stars age, they are often asked whether they consider retiring at some point. Osbourne, who is now at the age of 73, is not exempted from this inquiry. Wylde, his long-term musical partner, humorously responds to this question by drawing a parallel between Osbourne and Richards.

In a recent interview, Wylde said, “With Ozzy, I always think of when they asked Keith Richards years ago, ‘Do you plan on retiring?’” referring to Osbourne which reminded him of Richards, who’s still performing on stage for years despite his health issues. He added:

“He goes, ‘Retire? From what?’ If you like going to the coffee shop and reading a good book, why would you retire from that? As a musician, if there’s nothing stopping you from physically going out and doing what you love, why should you give that up?”

Thus, Osbourne assured his fans that he has no plan of retiring because he has a strong desire to perform as long as he can.

“It’s f*cking killing me, man. Sitting on my arse makes the ‘poor-me’s come on, but that’s not what I’m about. I’m about doing gigs – it’s in my bones, and if I have another year like this, I’ll go out in a f*cking wheelchair,” Osbourne said to Wylde despite the fact that he had a serious surgery in the past, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a potentially deadly staph infection, and pneumonia.

None of these could stop the heavy metal singer from performing for his fans. Meanwhile, the Prince of Darkness will continue touring in May 2023.

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