Black Sabbath Band Members Said They Didn't Know Ozzy Osbourne Relapsed
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.15.2013
Osbourne hid it well...
Classic Rock Magazine spoke with Ozzy Osbourne's Black Sabbath bandmates who said they were unaware of the singer's recent drug relapse.
Earlier this year, Osbourne revealed in a post on his Facebook page that he had stopped his "insane behavior" and that he was 44 days sober.
Guitarist Tony Iommi stated: "You know what, I couldn't believe it. He was working at my house and I didn't pick up on it at all. None of us did. He really hid that well. It was a shock, actually, when [Ozzy's wife] Sharon told me. I just couldn't believe he'd been drinking again. I didn't see any signs of it."
Tommy Butler added: "He was really good at keeping it secret. I thought he was talking a lot - he used to drive us nuts because he wouldn't stop talking - but we put that down to the excitement of doing the album...It certainly didn't affect his performance in the studio... to us, he'd worked better than ever. Sharon told me and Tony, and by that time Ozzy had gone into rehab."