Ozzy Osbourne Says He’s Never Felt Great About Himself As He Looks Back To His Struggle With Addiction

In an interview with Variety, iconic frontman Ozzy Osbourne has opened up about his drug and alcohol addiction and admitted that he actually started taking drugs to feel better about himself since he has never liked the way he felt.

Black Sabbath’s legendary vocalist has been known for his long going alcohol and substance addiction. However, as a part of his unique survival skills which he proved to have over the course of many years, helped him to get through this challenge as well.

Recently, Ozzy Osbourne joined an interview for Variety along with his wife Sharon and their 35-year-old son Jack Osbourne. During the conversation, the Osbourne family answered questions about the substance abuse problems almost everyone in the family has suffered. Ozzy Osbourne looked back to the early days of his addiction and revealed that he has always been self-medicating to change the way he felt which he didn’t like at all.

Osbourne also mentioned that even though he achieved various successes in his life, he has never felt great about himself. Apparently, he tried to change the way he felt about himself by using all kinds of drugs and alcohol to get him out of his head. Ozzy also stated that the pub culture in England didn’t have a great impact on his struggle with addiction since everything was around the pub back when he was young.

Here is what Ozzy Osbourne stated about the early days of his substance abuse:

“I’ve always been self-medicating because I’ve never liked the way I felt. I’ve had great success in my life, but I’ve never felt great about myself. And so, from a very early age, I used to sniff fumes, all kinds of things, anything to get me out of my head.”

Osbourne continued:

“I think the first time I took a drink. I needed help to get the next drink. And I never went for a drink. I went to get fucking smashed. I just checked out every day. And that becomes a way of life. In England, the thing is the pubs. I don’t know what it’s like there now, but when I was younger it was ‘We’ll meet in the pub.’ Everything was around the pub. One of the last things my father said to me before he died, he said, ‘Do something about your drinking.’ So I had a drink.”

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