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Ozzy Osbourne was sidelined for well over a year due to health issues before the coronavirus pandemic sidelined pretty much all touring performers, but even once things get up and running, The Prince of Darkness may likely keep going for a number of years.

Jack Osbourne, who produced the new Biography special The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne said in a new interview with Collider that his dad could potentially continue his career for five to ten years.

“I’d done a documentary on my dad, back in 2010. We were doing ‘Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour, back when A&E first approached us. They were like, ‘We’re bringing back ‘Biography,’ and we want to do an Ozzy biography,'” said Jack “And my response was, ‘Well, I don’t wanna be backed into your format for the documentary because it’s a very generic, standard thing.’ And they were like, ‘No, we’ll change ‘Biography’.’ So, we got into the nitty-gritty of how we wanted it to go. I have a production company, so it was like, ‘Why not do it with us ‘cause we can get the access?'”

Jack continued, “Ultimately, I can’t take much credit for the documentary ‘cause it was really Greg Johnston, the director’s, vision. We say, ‘Hey, listen, take the gloves off and make a documentary.’ He’s a huge music lover and fan, and we’ve worked together since he was one of the original executive producers of ‘The Osbournes’. We have such a long history of working with him, and he has such an understanding of us, personally, as a family, and my father’s career that it was very much a no-brainer to have him take the helm. I think he knocked it out of the park. And as far as timing, it’s been 10 years since the last doc came out and a lot has changed. Within the next five to ten years, my dad’s probably gonna retire, so I just felt like it was a good time.”

Ozzy has been battling a number of health issues for over a year, but he went public with his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis during an interview with Good Morning America in January. Ozzy would later detail in an interview with The Los Angeles Times that he was actually first diagnosed with Parkinson’s back in 2003.

 

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