Ozzy Osbourne Explains Muddled Ringo Starr Grammys Intro: "I Completely F***ed It Up!"

Ozzy Osbourne has reflected upon one of the more bemusing incidents of last night's Grammy Awards. The 65 year-old rock star was tasked with introducing former Beatle Ringo Starr at the glitzy music event in Los Angeles. The Grammys organisers had made it simple for the Black Sabbath frontman: all he had to do was stand on stage with his bandmates and read from a teleprompter.

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Ozzy, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler headed to the stage for the introduction and the singer began to read the script. However, Ozzy soon lost pace and jumbled up his words to form an incoherent stream of babble, according to Fox News. Tony and Geezer burst into laughter at their band chum's ineptness but Twitter reactions soon took the shape of a collective eye-roll as exasperated Grammys viewers questioned the rocker's sobriety.

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The star has struggled with substance abuse over the years but probably decided to let his hair down on the night that Sabbath took the award for Best Metal Performance with 'God Is Dead?' and proved they're still the kings of rock music. Formed in the late sixties, the group certainly represented some of the most veteran performers present at an event that consistently favours the hot young things of the music industry.

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The band were interviewed backstage after their Grammys win and Ozzy's words were characteristically profane. "I completely f***ed it up," he said, evaluating his teleprompter goof. He was then asked whether he was a fan of country pop star Taylor Swift who, unlike in recent years, went home empty-handed.

"Yes, I am a big fan of Taylor Swift," professed Ozzy, adding "Who the f*** is Taylor Swift?"

Perhaps some special Ozzy subtitles may need to be arranged for next year?


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Scott Tompson's picture

Scott Tompson

Ozzy has always been a fool, and always will be. It was fun back in the day, but tiresome now. If you are prone to stage fright, you should not bother to speak in front of large crowds.

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Helen Maidiotis

It's called stage fright, everyone experiences it at some point in their lives no matter how famous you may be, you're only human and sometimes you can't shake off those feelings. Ozzy Osbourne has never denied the fact that he gets stage fright. He was introducing one of the members of The Beatles for God's sake! His all time favourite band!! Naturally, he would experience stage fright. Who wouldn't? You wouldn't be human if you didn't. Do we have to crucify him over that as well? Hasn't he been criticised enough from everyone over the years? Give the guy a break!!

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Helen Maidiotis

It's called stage fright, people experience it all the time. Most people no matter how famous they are still go through this every once in a while, and some can never get over this hurdle. Ozzy has said so himself many times throughout his life that sometimes he gets terrible stage fright, he's never denied that fact. He was about to introduce one of his idols whom he's admired all his life, of course he would get nervous, who wouldn't? So he fumbled his words, big deal. Do we have to crucify him over that as well? Give the guy a break!!!

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