Ozzy Osbourne was a true rock ‘n’ roll star as a member of the band Black Sabbath. His family later on became known to the world through being on the TV show The Osbournes.
Ozzy’s daughter Kelly Osbourne – who also appeared on the show – began her career while the show was filmed, and today, she is a star in her own right.
Over the last few years, Kelly Osbourne has changed her lifestyle, working out and eating healthier. She’s lost 85 pounds, and at 36, looks absolutely amazing!
We are definitely going to take a look at Kelly Osbourne. But before we get there, we should back up a bit to understand where she comes from. Her father, Ozzy Osbourne, was one of the biggest rock stars around, and his career set the tone for the Osbourne family’s later life.
Ozzy Osbourne was born December 3, 1948, in Birmingham, England. As the fourth of six children, he was part of a working-class family.
At the same time as he had a good childhood, he also had plenty of problems which made life hard.
Ozzy Osbourne struggled with dyslexia, and at the same time wanted to outshine his siblings. As the years went by, money became a larger and more obvious problem.
“All I ever wanted to do was to do something good so that my parents could be proud of me. I never received any encouragement,” Ozzy Osbourne told GQ Magazine.
“My father would work nights and my mother would work during the day. We were expected to get a job with a trade. I just couldn’t stand the idea of being in one place for the rest of my life. I was a dreamer, I was always dreaming about f**king magical things and wonderfulness and having a wonderful life. But the f**king reality was different.”
At 16, Ozzy Osbourne wasn’t even welcome at school. And now, he had to help his parents earn money.
“I remember going to school late one day and the headmaster was standing at the gates of the school and he said, ‘I don’t want to see you late again. Go home, you’re not clean enough,'” Ozzy recalled. “And that’s remained with me. We had no f**king money and things were scarce.”
Ozzy Osbourne – career
Ozzy has admitted he was embarrassed when going to school. He wasn’t good at sports and, according to himself, the teachers were a big problem. They didn’t understand what dyslexia was, which made Ozzy despise going to class.
The one thing he liked however, was art class. He appeared in two musicals, The Mikado and HMS Pimafore. And one day, The Beatles would change his life.
Ozzy wasn’t particularly impressed by the early Beatles records. But that changed when the band released She Loves You in 1964.
Upon hearing the music, he got the urge to leave Birmingham.
“I remember playing the Beatles to my dad and he goes, ‘What are you playing that shit for?’ And I go, ‘It’s the Beatles!’ and he goes, ‘Oh, they’ll never become anything!’,” Ozzy recalls.
“Can you believe he said that about the f**king Beatles? It was such an amazing time for music in the Sixties. When popular music hit me, it was like magic was in the air.”
And so Ozzy Osbourne became more and more interested in music. Besides The Beatles, he also listened to The Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, Gerry and the Pacemakers among others, and he was hooked.
He played in a band called Rare Breed, alongside Geezer Butler, but he didn’t like the members. He, Geezer Butler, and his friend Bill Ward – a drummer playing in another band – decided to come together and start something new. To that end, they put up an ad in a music shop in Birmingham.
Soon, the three were joined by Ozzy’s school friend Tony Iommi, and the four formed the band Earth. Soon they’d be known as Black Sabbath.
“At that time we used to change our f**king name every other week,” says Ozzy. “I remember being on a ferry and we were all in the bar and we said, “We’ve gotta get a better name!’ Geezer was the one that came up with the name Black Sabbath. It came from one of our songs.”
Black Sabbath soon changed from being a band without money to being picked up in luxury cars at airports in the US. They enjoyed huge commercial success, and became one of the great rockb ands of their era. Their legacy still lives on to this day.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame
Their debut album, Black Sabbath, was released in 1970. That same year, the band released a follow-up record, Paranoid. As of 2013, Black Sabbath had sold over 70 million records worldwide, making them one of the most commercially successful heavy metal bands in history.
They’ve been named “The Greatest Metal Band” by MTV and also placed No. 2 when VH1 presented their “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” list.
In 19991, Black Sabbath was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Ozzy Osbourne, however, didn’t like it.
“Just take our name off the list. Save the ink. Forget about us. The nomination is meaningless, because it’s not voted on by the fans,” Ozzy wrote in a letter to the Hall of Fame.
“It’s voted on by the supposed elite for the industry and the Media, who’ve never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is irrelevant to me. Let’s face it, Black Sabbath has never been media darlings. We’re a people’s band and that suits us just fine.”
Sadly, Ozzy Osbourne’s health has declined over the last couple of years.
Ozzy Osbourne – health
In 2019, in an interview with Good Morning America, the rock n’n roll icon said he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. At the same time, he’s was forced to undergo spinal surgery, which went successfully.
All the same, he can’t wait to get back to performing, despite his health issues.
“As soon as I get back on my feet, I’ll (be) out. I can’t wait. Pandemic or not, I can’t wait,” Ozzy told Entertainment Tonight.
“Once they allow artists to go back and perform, if I have to, I’ll wheel him on,” his wife Sharon Osbourne added.
The couple first met back in 1971, just as Black Sabbath was getting off the ground, but it wasn’t until several years later that the two started dating. In 1982, they tied the knot in a stunning Hawaii wedding.
Sharon and Ozzy have been through some tough times, including alleged affairs and substance abuse. In 2016, the couple split for a short while, but got back together a couple of months later.
Through their succesful television series The Osbournes, which according to many, showed a whole new, softer side of Ozzy, the audience got to follow the couple’s life, as well as those of their children Kelly and Jack.
For Kelly, the show was a springboard for her future career, which has turned into a great success story. During the last couple of years, she’s gone through a major change in her life, dropping more than 85 pounds in weight!
Kelly Osbourne – early life
Kelly Osbourne was born Oct 27, 1984 in London, England. She is the middle child of Ozzy and Sharon, and her early life wasn’t the easiest, as one might figure. After all, her father was one of the biggest rock n’ roll stars in history.
Kelly grew up in a home where her father had trouble with both drug and alcohol abuse. In 1989, her brother Jack witnessed their parents fighting, and at one point, Ozzy allegedly tried to strangle Sharon.
Their marriage survived the troubled times, though, and Ozzy spent a couple of months in a mental health center.
For Kelly, her childhood was a kind of a rock ‘n’ roll roller coaster.
“You have to understand, I was born and then three months later, I was on tour,” Kelly Osbourne said.
“So, there was no discovering Black Sabbath or rock ‘n’ roll music. That was my life! I didn’t know any different. It was when I started going to school that I realized that we were a little bit different.”
The Osbournes soon moved to Hollywood, where Kelly grew up. Since she was a baby, Kelly’s been on tour with her father and the band, surrounded by celebrities at all times.
“I’ve had a mad life. As a child [the heavy-metal band] Mötley Crüe used to babysit me,” she said according to the Daily Mail.
“My father taught us about music – we learned about everyone from the Beatles to Mariah Carey; I have fond memories of getting calls from her at Christmas singing Black Sabbath songs.”
Kelly Osbourne – The Osbournes
As a teenager, Kelly became famous to the world, starring in her family’s own show The Osbournes. All of a sudden, she was one of the most well-known 16-year-olds in the world. But that wasn’t necessarily a good thing.
Kelly and Jack were the only two children of Sharon and Ozzy that agreed to star in the show. Their sister Aimee decided not to be involved.
“I didn’t like the judgment and criticism,” Kelly Osbourne said. “I am so grateful that there wasn’t social media then. You’ve got to let people grow up, let them fall and pick themselves up again. I was a billion times worse than the kids that get a bad rap now. It really breaks my heart watching what some of the young people in Hollywood have to go through.”
Kelly became a regular at night clubs in Los Angeles, with her mother Sharon trying to keep tabs on her. She even hired a private investigator to get more knowledge on her first boyfriend.
“That was my mum,” Kelly later explained. “That’s just what she does.”
Kelly Osbourne – music
The Osbournes became a huge hit on television, and Kelly Osbourne followed in her father’s footsteps. In 2002, she released a cover of the Madonna hit Papa Don’t Preach, with her name helping her to gain huge fame as a singer. That climbed the music charts in the U.K, and soon she released her album Shut Up! Sadly, however, it flopped, and Kelly soon was dropped from the record label.
Instead of music, Kelly decided to go into the fashion industry, but her new career was overshadowed by alcohol and drug abuse. As per reports, Kelly Osbourne drank heavily and took drugs. At the height of her addiction, she was taking 60 Vicodin tablets a day, and in 2006, she checked herself into rehab.
“What bugs me the most is that people think I was a party girl and I went around having a great time,” Kelly said. “I did drugs because I hated myself and I was miserable, and I didn’t want to think about it anymore.”
These days, Kelly Osbourne’s been sober for three years. It was the start of her new, healthier life. The reality TV star has taken to Instagram to show her followers her new look, and she sure looks amazing!
Kelly Osbourne – weight loss
Kelly Osbourne’s been on a vegan diet since 2012. The Australia’s Got Talent and Fashion Police judge has been open about her troubled past. But now, it’s all about staying healthy.
“For me, what it’s all about is finding that healthy moderation, which is easier said than done,” she told The Beet. “When you sat there in front of a plate of french fries, there is no moderation. So you have to realize if I’m going to eat this, I’m going to do an extra 15 minutes of working out … just balance everything out.”
In October, Kelly shared a picture to her Instagram page thanking all the people that’ve helped her during the last couple of years.
“I still can’t believe that this is actually me in these pictures. Hard work, acceptance of who you really Deep down under all that insecurity/fat can turn into a beautiful thing,” she wrote. “In the past I lost weight for social acceptance. This time… I did not lose weight anyone but myself and it feels great!!! If you too are on a path transformation before you do anything… you have to learn to love yourself. I love you guys so much.”
Kelly Osbourne looks stunning, and we’re so happy that she managed to turn her life around for the better. Also, we think she’s a wonderful role model, showing people that anything is possible.
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