Ozzy Osbourne has stated that he will no longer be a resident of the United States due to the high rate of gun violence there. The English-born renowned lead vocalist of Black Sabbath and TV personality explained his explanation for calling it quits on the U.S. in a recent interview with The Guardian, claiming that the violence is “f***ing crazy.”
The pair announced their February relocation to the United Kingdom in an interview published on Sunday. They put their 1920s Hancock Park residence in Los Angeles up for sale in July for $18 million, as the Los Angeles Times reported.
Sharon Osbourne, who is also a well-known television personality thanks to her tenure as a co-host on the CBS daytime talk show The Talk from 2010 to 2021, recently told The Guardian that she and Ozzy Osbourne feel “it’s just time” to go back to the United Kingdom. “How utterly the United States has evolved.
It isn’t the United States of America at all,” she said. “Nothing’s united about it. The current environment is extraordinary.” Ozzy chimed in, claiming the famous couple is leaving the country due to the widespread gun violence that has plagued the country for quite some time.
“Everything’s f***ing absurd there. I can not take hearing about another murder every day, “His words. “God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And then there was the concert shooting in Vegas… That is absolutely out of your f***ing mind.”
According to People, he continued, “want to die in America” and be buried in Forest Lawn, a Hollywood cemetery where many famous people are buried, including Lucille Ball, Freddie Prinze, Paul Walker, and Brittany Murphy. “I was born and raised in the United Kingdom. My goal is to return.
However, if my wife ever insisted that we relocate to Timbuktu, I would do so without hesitation, “His words. But no, it is just about my average departure time from here. The pair wants to move back to their 350-acre property, which includes the Grade II-listed Welders House.
The United States is experiencing an escalation in gun violence. According to the CDC, the number of deaths caused by firearms in the first year of the pandemic increased by 35%, reaching a 20-year high. In 2020, weapons also overtook car accidents as the most significant cause of death for kids under the age of 14.
Gun Violence Archive reports that firearms killed around 29,500 people in 2022. The remaining 54% were the result of suicide, while 46% were the result of homicide, murder, or accidental gunshot. According to the database, there have been 450 mass shootings this year alone, with the latter defined as an incident in which four or more people are shot or killed and 19 mass murders, with the latter defined as an occurrence in which five or more people are slain.