Over-zealous Ozzy Osbourne fans have become a huge annoyance for his family - because they trek to his home in the small hours of the morning to loudly declare their love for him.

The former Black Sabbath frontman, who is currently recovering from horrific injuries suffered in a quad bike crash, has a constant trail of visitors to his Beverly Hills, California, home.

And while Ozzy's family happily tolerate their curious daytime visitors, those who turn him up in the late night and early morning have deeply upset the clan.

Ozzy's wife SHARON says, "My biggest headache right now is people coming to my house, three, four, five o'clock in the morning, screaming, 'Ozzy! I love you Ozzy!'

"I love him too, but I need to sleep! So when you come at three, four, five o'clock in the morning and you've had a little bit too much beer, can you save it - please - to like 10 o'clock in the morning or 11 o'clock in the morning? That would be much better. Thank you."

22/12/2003 01:23