Ozzy Osbourne has shared his reaction to winning two awards at Sunday’s Grammys.
The Prince of Darkness earned Best Rock Album for his latest solo effort, Patient Number 9, and Best Metal Performance for “Degradation Rules,” featuring Black Sabbath‘s Tony Iommi.
In a press statement reflecting on his Grammy victory, Ozzy declares, “I’m one lucky motherf***er.”
“I was blessed to work with some of the greatest musicians in the world and Andrew Watt as my producer on this album,” Ozzy says. “Winning the Best Metal Performance was equally gratifying being that the song featured my longtime friend and Black Sabbath bandmate, Tony Iommi.”
The Grammy wins were undoubtedly a bright spot during a tough week for Ozzy, who announced last Wednesday that his long-delayed European and United Kingdom tour would be canceled due to the lingering effects from a fall he suffered in 2019, which has required extensive surgery and recovery time.
“Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way,” he said.
Ozzy was also nominated for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance with the Patient Number 9 title track, which features the late Jeff Beck. Americana artist Brandi Carlile won both awards with her song “Broken Horses.”
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