OZZY OSBOURNE: I Think About Dying Now That I’m 70

Ozzy Osbourne

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Ozzy Osbourne says that he’s alive thanks to pure luck.

The BLACK SABBATH singer has battled pneumonia and an upper respiratory infection recently, forcing him to cancel tours and spend weeks in the hospital.

Ozzy said: “If you’d said to me years ago, ‘How long do you think you’ll last?’ I would’ve said, ‘I’ll be dead by 40!’ Luck has shadowed me all the way. If you’d read a news story that said, ‘Ozzy Osbourne has been found dead in his hotel room!’, you wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, really?’ would you? You’d say, ‘Well, obviously!'”

Asked if he thinks about dying, Ozzy told Metal Hammer: “Yeah, I do think about it. It’s getting close to the f*cking end now. But turning 70 really makes you aware of the phenomenal change in the world. It’s crazy what’s going on. Everything’s sped up to a ridiculous level now. You can do more in one hour than you could do in a week before. I do think that mankind is moving way too fast.”

Last week, Ozzy‘s son Jack shared an update on his father’s health following the latest scare, saying on Access: “Well, if this gauges where he’s at, he’s complaining a lot and he’s back to his normal routine. So everything’s A-okay there.”

Ozzy‘s wife Sharon chimed in: “That’s always a good sign – when he complains and he’s miserable. Then you know it’s good.”