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Ozzy Osbourne wants COVID vaccine as he fears he could die if he gets virus

Julia Hunt
·Contributor
·2-min read
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Ozzy Osbourne attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Ozzy Osbourne in 2020 (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Ozzy Osbourne has said he is planning to get the coronavirus vaccine because he thinks there is a “good chance” he wouldn’t survive if he caught it.

The Black Sabbath rocker, 72, revealed he does not want to take any chances so will be lining up for the jab when it is offered to him.

“I want to get the shot,” he said on SiriusXM.

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He went on: “I look at it like this - if I don't get the shot and I get the virus, there's a good chance I ain't going to be here.”

Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath performs during night one of Ozzfest meets Knotfest at San Manuel Amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in San Bernardino, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Ozzy Osbourne on stage in 2016 (Invision/AP)

Ozzy has had his share of health problems in recent years.

The star had to undergo surgery after hurting his neck and back in a fall at his LA home in 2019, which aggravated an old injury he’d sustained in a quad bike crash back in 2003.

And last year he revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

The rocker’s wife Sharon tested positive for COVID-19 in December, but Ozzy tested negative.

Last month The Talk star Sharon shared that she was still feeling the effects of the illness after testing negative multiple times.

The 68-year-old said she was still dealing with fatigue and hadn't fully regained her sense of smell or taste.

"I nod off at ridiculous times of the day," she said on the US show.

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"I'm good, you know I went through all the symptoms - headache, eye ache, body ache, dizziness, sickness, all of it."

Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne walking the red carpet at the Clive Davis' 2020 Pre-Grammy Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California USA (Photo by Parisa Afsahi/Sipa USA)
Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne in 2020 (Parisa Afsahi/Sipa USA)

"I still can't smell very much or taste very much," the mother-of-three added, although she said she was grateful for it not being worse.

"There are people who have it much worse than I got it," she said. "I think I came out very lucky. I am very lucky."

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