As one of metal’s elder statesmen, Ozzy should be among the first in our community to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. In addition to age, the 72-year-old has all sorts of health conditions that put him in a higher risk group for death should he catch the coronavirus, a fact not lost on the Ozzman himself. Still, he’s unfortunately still yet to receive a single dose.
Speaking with co-host Billy Morrison on Ozzy’s own SiriusXM Boneyard radio station, Ozzy revealed he’s patiently waiting his turn. Despite expressing some initial skepticism about a vaccine last year, he said:
“I want to get the shot.”
“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.”
The two went on to make fun of various conspiracy theories surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine.
In November, Ozzy expressed a similar sentiment to GQ, saying, “I’ve got emphysema [a lung condition that causes shortness of breath], so if I get this virus, I’m fucked.”
Ozzy’s wife and manager, Sharon, contracted Covid-19 in December and isolated from her husband for several weeks. As of early January she was given the all-clear to return home, but continued suffering from long-term symptoms of the disease.
Ozzy has reportedly been in the studio of late working on a new album with Ordinary Man producer Andrew Watts.
The European leg of his “No More Tours 2” farewell trek, which will also feature Judas Priest, is scheduled to resume in 2022. Get dates here.