Sharon Osbourne Stopped Ozzy From Attending GRAMMY Ceremony Because It Wasn't on TV

"How dare you?"

July 16, 2019

Earlier this year, Black Sabbath was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the "GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends". The event reunited estranged drummer Bill Ward with members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, but the reunion was incomplete without Ozzy Osbourne.

The Prince of Darkness was thought to have missed the ceremony because of health issues that have hampered him all year, derailing his tour and pushing back plans. However in a new interview, Sharon Osbourne has admitted that it was her, not his health that kept Ozzy from attending.

During a talk with Celebrity Access, Sharon shares that she stopped Ozzy from going to the ceremony when she learned that it would not be a part of the main televised broadcast of The GRAMMY Awards. “I was just so p***ed off at the GRAMMYs this year because they gave them a Lifetime Achievement Award, but wouldn’t give it to them on the TV show that we all know as The GRAMMY Awards” she tells Celebrity Access. “They did it at a separate ceremony which goes out on another network later on. I wouldn’t let Ozzy go because I just thought it was shocking what they did to them. So I wouldn’t let Ozzy go.”

The event is set to air later this year on PBS. The ceremony also honored George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Sam and Dave, Dionne Warwick, Julio Iglesias, Donny Hathaway, and more.

“They wanted to give it to them in some p***y f***ing ceremony that they had” Sharon continues on about the Lifetime Achievement Award. “I just thought because Sabbath - their career spanned 50 years and they are still selling records today - their catalog still sells and their last record that was out 6 years ago was #1 in many countries worldwide - so the other artists they were honoring had great careers and deserved to be honored but they still didn’t have the careers that Sabbath had.”

“So not to put them on the proper show, it was like, ‘How dare you?’ I was so angry. I just thought, ‘F*** you. I am not going to give you the honor of having Ozzy at your s****y ceremony.’”

Tour plans for 2019 have been cancelled for Ozzy after suffering several health issues, but according to guitarist Zakk Wylde, things are already in the works for more shows in 2020. "We glue him back together and then he wants to get back out again” explained Wylde. “That's the game plan right now."