Ozzy Osbourne has reacted to his recent double Grammy victory.
The former Black Sabbath singer scooped the awards for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Performance for his track ‘Degradation Rules’.
These triumphs take the singer up to five Grammy wins overall, which include landing the Best Metal Performance for his live version of ‘I Don’t Want To Change The World’ in 1994.
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“one lucky motherf****r”
In a statement, Ozzy Osbourne paid tribute to his collaborators who worked with him on this album, as well as lauding his producer Andrew Watt.
“I’m one lucky mother*****r to have won the ‘Best Rock Album’ Grammy”, Osbourne said. “I was blessed to work with some of the greatest musicians in the world and Andrew Watt as my producer on this album”.
The singer also added, “Winning the ‘Best Metal Performance’ was equally gratifying being that the song featured my longtime friend and Black Sabbath bandmate, Tony Iommi”.
The Prince of Darkness had previously hailed his former Black Sabbath bandmate for his contribution to this album.
“I’ve known Tony since I was 12 years old and I’m glad to say we’ve continued a really good friendship. Tony’s been very supportive of me while I’ve been recovering from surgery. He’s been in constant contact, which has been great”, he said.
Osbourne was also nominated for Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Song.
Speaking previously, the singer said he felt overwhelmed to be nominated in four Grammy categories.
Osbourne Retires From Touring
Last week, Osbourne had announced his retirement from touring with immediate effect, cancelling all upcoming UK and European Shows.
The singer has had his fair share of health issues over the years, having struggled with Parkinson’s Disease, and undergoing neck and back surgery last year.
Osbourne called this decision to retire, “probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans”. Check out more from this Nova report here.