Ozzy Osbourne said his latest album ‘Patient Number 9’ was “shocked” by his four Grammy nominations.
The metal icon’s thirteenth studio album was released in September this year and earned four stars from NME in a review that described the record as “a fizzy piece of hard rock magic”.
In November, the album received four Grammy nominations (Best Rock Performance, Best Metal Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album), leaving Osbourne, according to him, “overwhelmed”. on him.
“The whole thing took me by surprise,” the singer explained in a new interview with Billboard. “I mean, if I could get something for the freezing album.”
“That’s what I like about this business. I love surprises,” he says.
The Prince of Darkness went on to say he was “excited to be nominated for best rock album” but said he’s “not good at giving speeches”.
“I always end up saying it twice or blowing it or whatever. I’m sure my wife will sort it out. My wife is behind me. My wife pulls my strings.”
The former Black Sabbath frontman has suffered a number of health problems in recent years due to Parkinson’s disease, which he was diagnosed with in 2003 but was not publicly announced until 2020.
The singer’s wife, Sharon, recently spoke about her husband’s diagnosis: “Suddenly, your life stops, life as you knew it.”
Earlier this year, he also underwent surgery to remove and realign pins in his neck and back. The operation was a success, and the singer thanked his fans for “their thoughts, prayers and good wishes” after he was released.
On the other hand, Ozzy Osbourne recently revealed a new Christmas charity single called ‘This Christmas Time’ with Evamore.