Ozzy Osbourne Addresses Lemmy Kilmister’s Regrets About His Life
In his recent interview with Metal Hammer, Black Sabbath icon Ozzy Osbourne recalled late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s last days. The famous singer shared what Kilmister thought about his disease and gave details about their conversation.
Kilmister, who was not only an exceptional instrumentalist but also a songwriter, collaborated with Osbourne for his sixth solo studio album ‘No More Tears,’ which he released on September 17, 1991. The two musicians co-wrote the tracks ‘Desire,’ ‘I Don’t Want to Change the World,’ ‘Hellraiser,’ and ‘Mama I’m Coming Home.’ Therefore, it can be said that Osbourne had a chance to get to know the late icon quite well.
His fans and colleagues always knew that Lemmy Kilmister was struggling with alcohol and drug addiction which caused severe health problems. Unfortunately, the musician died due to prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure on December 28, 2015, four days after his 70th birthday. During his conversation, Osbourne stated that he saw Kilmister on tour in South America and talked about his situation back then.
The vocalist unveiled that the Motörhead icon looked terrible and couldn’t speak to anyone, but he mentioned his cancer diagnosis to Osbourne. The former Black Sabbath singer revealed that Kilmister opened up about his health, saying that he would die because of it. However, Lemmy admitted that he never expected to see 70, so he believed that he still ‘did well.’ It can be understood from this conversation that Kilmister never regretted how he lived.
Osbourne stated in his interview that:
“I went down to South America, and he was on tour, but he was so f*cked he couldn’t speak to anyone. He was sitting at the front, skinny as a rake. He was riddled with cancer at the end, but he turned round to me and said, ‘I’m probably going to die, I suppose. Never thought I’d make 70, so I did well.’
His exact words were, ‘I could have lived a lot longer and taken care of myself, but I lived my life the way I want to live, and I ain’t got no regrets’. Fair enough!”
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