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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ozzy Osbourne: "(Rehab) Is A Family Tradition"



(image via tvweek)

That whole damn minimalist, rock and roll approach to parenting the Osbourne's championed has now been exploded as a myth as both Jack and Kelly have been in and out of rehab for a while. And Sharon's bouts of physical violence (hahaha) as well as Ozzy's infamous addictions make the entire family more of a textbook case of sickness and less of an example that should be rewarded with constant television coverage in this era of post-excess. Still, though, they persist in their perversities. From HowardStern:

"Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne stopped by to promote their new TV show, 'Osbournes Reloaded,' and Howard said they both looked great, adding that Ozzy’s appearance was even more impressive given all the substances he’s put in his body over the years: 'You're a walking advertisement for drug addiction.' Ozzy said he was 'pickled,' and was no longer suffering from tremors - he quit taking the medication that caused them ..

".. Sharon bragged that - in addition to ending his tremors - Ozzy being off prescription meds meant he didn't need to take Viagra anymore.

"... Sharon bragged that - in addition to ending his tremors - Ozzy being off prescription meds meant he didn't need to take Viagra anymore."


One wonders, though, if blame should fall squarely on the Osbournes (it really shouldn't) who appear to lack any semblance of personal will, or the allergic-to-civic-virtue executives and talk show hosts who continue to encourage us to gawk at these trainwrecks.

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