Only seconds of Ozzy Osbourne’s halftime performance at the NFL season opener aired on NBC.
On Thursday night (September 8), the singer performed a multi-song medley at halftime of the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills, which marked the first game of the 2022 NFL season.
However, NBC viewers were upset to see that only a few seconds of the performance aired. During the break, announcer Maria Taylor introduced Ozzy’s performance and the screen cut to a mid-performance of the new album’s title track “Patient Number 9”.
However, it only appeared on the screen for a few seconds, before NBC came back to show the first part of the game to the commentators.
Watch their performance and the angry reactions from fans below.
The event was Osbourne’s first live performance in nearly four years, marking her last pre-pandemic appearance during the AMAs. Teaming up with Post Malone and Travis Scott, the trio performed their collaborative track “Take What You Want.” In a recent documentary, Malone shared his initial encounter with the rock legend, calling the moment “absolutely mind-blowing.”
The day after the NFL performance (September 9), Osbourne released his thirteenth studio album, ‘Patient Number 9′. The album features contributions from Jeff Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Robert Trujillo of Metallica, Zakk Wylde, and Taylor Hawkins of the late Foo Fighters.
In its review of ‘Patient Number 9’, NME wrote: “At 73 and struggling with his health, Osbourne was not expected to set the bar particularly high. But, for the most part, ‘Patient Number 9’ does that’s exactly it: it’s a marble piece of hard rock magic.
“The superstitious former metalhead may have revealed in a recent interview with the Independent that he tries to avoid ‘looking’ at the number 13, but we’re lucky he has a great 13th solo album. “