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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Awards Show Veteran Ozzy Osbourne Fluffed His Lines.

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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Black Sabbath Showed They're Still The Kings Of Rock At The Grammys.

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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Ozzy Attended The Grammys With His Wife Sharon & Daughter Kelly.

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?