Ozzy Osbourne's son LOUIS has married actress LOUISE LENNON in Ireland, but the DJ's rock star father wasn't there to celebrate.

Ozzy, who is still recovering from a quad bike accident last month (DEC03), and wife SHARON - Louis's stepmother - were both absent from the ceremony.

However, Ozzy made sure he passed on his best wishes to his son by phone the evening before the wedding.

Osbourne and Lennon now plan to jet off to South Africa today (02JAN03) for a safari honeymoon.

05/01/2004 18:10