Black Sabbath’s frontman Ozzy Osbourne has really put his foot in this mouth, the singer described the New York terrorist attacks as “my kind of craziness.”
The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre twin towers were just over 13 years ago, killing approximately 3,ooo people.
Osbourne was in New York on that fateful day in 2001 when the towers fell. Shortlist.com asked Ozzy was he scared on the day?
“I wasn’t scared, I was excited! It was my kind of craziness, y’know. The day after that happened, there was f**king nobody in New York.”
“I remember standing on the steps of the hotel, and – you know when you see an old cowboy film and that tumbleweed rolls past on the ground? There was newspapers just floating around on the streets. It was so f**king weird. Everybody just backed off Manhattan because they didn’t know if it was an all-out thing or what.”
“But I hope this Isis lot don’t get going. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s in mankind to try to kill each other for one thing or another. And I think sooner or later one of these crazy f**kers is going to get a nuclear weapon or some f**king thing, and f**k a lot of people up. That’s in our nature. I hope it won’t happen, but it looks like it could happen if they get it.”
Ozzy isn’t a stranger to controversy, he infamously bit the head off a dove during a meeting with CBS Records executives, there were allegations that Osbourne promoted suicide in his songs, he was accused of inciting the suicide of a Californian teenager in 1984, and in 1989 Ozzy was arrested for attempted murder after he tried to strangle his wife Sharon in a haze of alcohol and drugs.