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I was banging my head to get prescription drugs, reveals Ozzy Osbourne

OZZY Osbourne has confessed that his drug addiction was so out of control that he hit his head with planks of wood to get prescriptions.

Wild rocker Oz, now 73, banged his skull so he could stock up on painkillers.

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Ozzy Osbourne, pictured with his faithful wife Sharon, was beating himself up so he could get painkillersCredit: Getty

And the Black Sabbath star discovered that his tolerance to substances was so high that an anesthetist needed at least twice the amount of sedatives to put him to sleep.

Ozzy also opened up about how he still struggles with addiction issues, recently buying over £600 worth of marijuana for no reason.

Ozzy said: “I used to take a piece of wood and hit myself on the head, so they gave me a bottle of pain pills.”

Ozzy explained that it was “normal” practice during his addiction days and when the interviewer asked him, “Don’t normal people hit their heads with wood?”

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Ozzy, famous for biting off the head of a bat, replied, “Normal people aren’t Ozzy.

“We are fucking clowns.” He admits that the drugs helped him sleep.

“You don’t have to think about falling asleep. You close your eyes and you’re done.” The fucking lies I was telling (to get high).

“Someone once told me that to be a good liar you have to have a good memory and mine is horrible.”

Ozzy also recalled how his tolerance for substances was so high that an anesthetist couldn’t put him to sleep with a full dose.

“I once had surgery a long time ago when I was doing all this shit. The guy who put the stuff on said, ‘How long have you been doing this music?

“And I said so many years…and I kept talking. And he said to me: ‘And why aren’t you sleeping yet?’

“He gave me two full syringes.”

Recover Ozzy says he struggles to stay sober. She was recommended marijuana, which is legal in Los Angeles, for pain relief and sleep issues.

Ozzy discovered that his tolerance for substances was so high that an anesthetist needed at least twice the amount of sedatives to get him to sleep.

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Ozzy discovered that his tolerance for substances was so high that an anesthetist needed at least twice the amount of sedatives to get him to sleep.Credit: Getty
Ozzy is convinced that he is above his cravings and his addiction

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Ozzy is convinced that he is above his cravings and his addictionCredit: Getty – Contributor

He admitted, “I recently did a little experiment with marijuana.

“I got it and thought why did I buy this? Four ounces?” “I don’t know. I can’t smoke. I just had COVID so I can’t smoke anyway.

“I just had one of those ‘That would be nice’ thoughts. I agreed. He just said ‘thank you’…$800 later! ‘I’ve never smoked one.’

Ozzy is convinced that he is above his cravings and his addiction.

“What takes me away from that now is that I know myself and I got real with myself.

“One of the main reasons I kissed my family is because I’m not out of my fucking face anymore.”

Speaking on US digital radio Sirius XM, Ozzy said a recent third surgery to fix his back, neck and leg problems would bring him back to the stage.

“I hope and pray that I feel better. Not 100%. Just enough that I can move around better. I hope the world likes the album.

“I hope I can do more concerts.”

He just released new single Patient Number 9 about a man in a mental asylum struggling with mental health.

Joan J. Dean

The author Joan J. Dean