The former BLACK SABBATH star bravely held one of the two intruder's in a headlock and dangled him out of a window at his Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire home before the thief struggled free, escaping with jewellery worth more than $3.6 million (GBP2 million).
But Osbourne is amazed he avoided physical injury during the fracas, especially in the knowledge Harrison - who died of cancer in November 2001 - was stabbed and wounded in the chest by an intruder at his home in December 1999.
He said this morning (23NOV04), "I feel worse today than I did yesterday. I could have been like George Harrison. I could have been badly injured or anything.
"It could have got really ugly. I just thank God that no one got injured."
Ozzy's wife SHARON was left particularly devastated by the theft - they stole the wedding ring Ozzy spent 25 years saving up for.23/11/2004 21:14