Ozzy taught me how NOT to be dad says son Jack
Jack Osbourne says dad Ozzy’s behaviour taught him how not to be a parent – but reveals singer’s best lesson too
Ozzy Osbourne’s son Jack says the Black Sabbath frontman’s behaviour taught him how not to be a parent.
But he adds that there were some positives to growing up with the Prince of Darkness.
Jack tells People: “Conversations with him never felt like a dad telling you what to do. It was always very relaxed – which is, I think, crucial.
“There’s so much talk about how to talk to kids. Well, just talk to them like they’re people. They just are. They’re just smaller and not quite as mature.”
He continues: “One thing he did say is, ‘Always be on time.’ My mum’s always late, and I’d always get left at school for ages. My dad was more prompt when he’d come get me.”
But he adds: “He also, through example, taught me a lot of what not to do – which was great.”
Ozzy and wife Sharon separated earlier this year after she discovered he’d been having an affair. They got back together after he entered therapy for sex addiction and apologised to “the other women he has been having sexual relationships with.”
Jack reports: “They’re doing good. They’re working through it. They’re figuring shit out. I’m like, ‘Thats you guys’ business – I’ve got my own problems to worry about.’”
Black Sabbath complete their farewell tour in their home city of Birmingham, UK, on February 4.
Black Sabbath The End tour dates 2016/2017
Nov 08: Oklahoma BOK Center, OK
Nov 10: Houston Toyota Center, TX
Nov 12: San Antonio AT&T Center, TX
Nov 16: Mexico City Foro Sol, Mexico
Nov 19: Santiago Estadio Nacional, Chile
Nov 24: Cordoba En El Orfeo Superdomo, Argentina
Nov 26: Buenos Aires Estadio Velez, Argentina
Nov 30: Curitiba Pedrerira Paulo Leminski, Brazil
Dec 02: Rio Praca Da Apoteose, Brazil
Dec 04: Sao Paulo Estadio Do Morumbi, Brazil
Jan 20: Dublin 3 Arena, Ireland
Jan 22: Manchester Arena, UK
Jan 24: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK
Jan 26: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
Jan 29: London O2, UK
Jan 31: London O2, UK
Feb 02: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK
Feb 04: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK