Ozzy Osbourne Defends Himself Against Accusations of ‘Selling Out’

Ozzy Osbourne recently spoke with SiriusXM about being accused of being a’sell out’ when he agreed to star in the MTV show ‘The Osbournes’ with his family. Ozzy revealed how the talk about reality TV shows began. He stated: “People were asking me, ‘Have you sold out?’ and other such questions. I work in the entertainment industry. Someone came in and I said, ‘Give it a chance,’ and he was from ‘Cribs.’ That was the most they wanted to see, so I went over and suggested, ‘Why don’t we do an extended ‘Cribs’?’ But when you have cameras in every area, it quickly becomes tedious. It was 24 hours a day, seven days a week!” He revealed that the concept for his reality show came about after they shot an episode of MTV Cribs. Osbourne went on to say: “It evolved from the fact that if we did ‘Cribs,’ it would be an extended ‘Cribs’ for a week at the Osbournes, which turned into a month at the Osbournes.

” Which led to ‘The Osbournes,’ which launched the whole f*cking thing.” The Prince of Darkness also chastised the reality TV industry for plotting stories and revealed how ‘The Osbournes’ was shot from 2002 to 2005. As Ozzy put it: “It’s all scripted now.” [Our program] was not at all scripted.” Ozzy’s wife Sharon was diagnosed with colon cancer during the second season of the show. The musician commended his wife for continuing to perform on the show, saying: “Sharon was very brave because she was diagnosed with cancer at the time.” And one of the crew members said, ‘I presume you want us all to go,’ and I said, ‘Let’s see with Sharon,’ and Sharon responded, ‘No, let him stay.'” Despite criticism for ‘The Osbournes,’ Ozzy opted to revive the show as a podcast. Together with their children Kelly and Jack Osbourne, they decided to bring back ‘The Osbournes Podcast’ for a second season.

On September 12th, the first episode of the second season will be released. In addition to the podcast, the BBC announced earlier this year the ten-part docu-series, ‘Home to Roost,’ a new reality television show that would recount the narrative of Ozzy’s choice to leave the United States and return to the United Kingdom. Due to the ‘awful’ real estate market in Los Angeles, the family has yet to begin filming the series and is awaiting repairs to their new house so the rocker can receive live-in care for his Parkinson’s disease. Listen to Ozzy Osbourne’s Sirius XM interview below, and see the trailer for ‘The Osbournes Podcast’ below.

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