Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon Osbourne has once again touched on why the couple have made the decision to leave the United States and return to live in England
In a new talk with Consequence, Sharon says that the decision was based on safety, as the couple believe that “California is not what it once was.”
“When I first came here, I thought I was in heaven,” she said. “In the ’70s, if you loved music, this was the place to be. It’s not that hub anymore. It’s not exciting anymore. It hasn’t gone sideways, it’s gone down. It’s not a fun place to live. It’s dangerous here. Every big city’s got crime, but I don’t feel safe here. Neither does Ozzy.”
A couple months ago, Sharon told “Fox & Friends” that she and Ozzy haven’t yet made the physical move back to the U.K. as of yet because “our house isn’t ready yet. We’ve had our family house for over 30 years but we haven’t lived in it so long,” she explained. “And you go back and you go, ‘Oh, it’s falling apart.’ And so we’re redoing it. And then we will move.”
Discussing further why she and Ozzy initially decided to return to England, Sharon said: “[There are] many reasons. Yes, we don’t like the gun violence in Los Angeles. But there’s a lot more room for Ozzy. He can go fishing on our land, he can go shooting — he loves to shoot — and it’s just a different lifestyle. He can walk around, do his thing, nobody there looking at him. And he can have some privacy.”
Ozzy and Sharon will return to reside in the U.K. in February of 2023.