Ozzy Osbourne's Graveyard Bouquet09 October 2009
Ozzy Osbourne infuriated wife Sharon when he drunkenly presented her with a bouquet of flowers - which he had stolen from a graveyard.
Ozzy Osbourne's Graveyard Bouquet
Ozzy Osbourne stole flowers from a cemetery.
The Black SAbbath rocker left wife Sharon furious when he presented her with the bouquet - only for her to notice there was a card attached reading "In loving memory of Mary".
He said: "I'd gone out on the p**s and it was late and I went into a graveyard and nicked some flowers off a freshly-dug grave. Then I forgot to take the card off.
"That went down like a pair of knickers. 'Oh thank you for the flowers... you f***er.' "
Ozzy quit drinking 20 years ago and despite his now-sober stance, he admits he still advises young, nervous rockers to consume alcohol before going on stage.
He said: "I'm hopeless at giving anybody advice in that regard. When we do Ozzfest some of the younger bands come up to me for advice. I still find myself saying, 'Have an extra drink before you go on', because that's what I used to do."
The 60-year-old rocker now leads a healthier lifestyle and has replaced his addictions with an obsession with exercise.
He told the Irish Times newspaper: "I would have been the same no matter what sort of career I had because I now realise I am an addict - it's in my personality. I accept that as a fact. I've been sober since 1989. I don't want to drink anymore. I'm not saying I'll never drink again; I'm just saying I don't want to.
"Now I exercise like a maniac. I'm addicted to it. I do about an hour and a half and 500 sit-ups every day. I really need that endorphin rush."