Ozzy Osbourne has discussed some of the negative consequences his family experienced after their reality TV show, ‘The Osbournes’, made them all celebrities
The original cast, made up of Ozzy, wife/manager Sharon, daughter Kelly and son Jack, are set to return for a rebooted series of the show, titled “Home To Roost“. The program will follow the Osbourne clan as Ozzy and Sharon leave LA for their UK home in Buckinghamshire, amidst what they claim are concerns over rising taxes and gun violence within the U.S.
Ozzy tells the Mirror that he is feeling “deeply nervous” about revisiting the series, as he feels the the success of the original show made his family “crazy”, with the traumatic effects still lingering.
The BLACK SABBATH singer went on to reveal that he only agreed to the new series in an effort to help Sharon relaunch her television career after she was fired from her show “The Talk” in 2021, due to internal issues with co-host Sheryl Underwood.
“I don’t know how The Kardashians have done it for so long – it sent us crazy at the end,” Ozzy says.
“I am not sorry I did it, but after three or four years I said, ‘Do you know what, we’re going to lose somebody because it is getting too crazy,’ the singer continues, referring to Jack and Kelly’s then growing problems with substance abuse.
“There is rock and roll fame, which is pretty intense, but that Osbourne level was just unbelievable. The kids paid for it. They all ended up doing drugs. Jack got clean and sober on that show, Kelly messed up on that show, I was messed up and Sharon got cancer.”
“The Osbournes” premiered on MTV on March 5, 2002, and, in its first season, was cited as the most-viewed series ever on MTV. The final episode aired on March 21, 2005.
Kelly Osbourne recently had a baby with SLIPKNOT‘s Sid Wilson, while Jack is already a father of four girls.
“Home to Roost” will arrive at some point in 2023 on BBC One and its VOD service iPlayer as a 10-part series.