Ozzy Osbourne reveals the incredible reason he stopped taking acid

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Ozzy said he once took 10 tabs of acid before deciding to go on a walk

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has been making headlines recently following his brilliant performance at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

Following the show, there have been calls from fans and Birmingham’s MPs for the Aston singer to receive a knighthood.

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Ozzy was renowned for his Rock and Roll excess back in the 1970s and 80s, although the Prince of Darkness is said to maintain a much healthier lifestyle these days after suffering with a number of health issues in recent years. The 73-year-old has reportedly been sober for around seven years.

The Prince of Darkness Ozzy OsbourneThe Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne
The Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne | AFP via Getty Images

Speaking about his past drug use, Ozzy has now revealed the quite incredible reason he gave up taking acid. Ozzy said he gave up LSD in the ’70s after a trip left him ‘chatting to a horse’.

In an intrview with Classic Rock, Ozzy discussed his band’s halcyon days. He said: “We lived together in a house in Los Angeles, rehearsed there, did loads of drugs and made an album: simple. Those were good times.

“At that time in America, people were very fond of lacing your drinks with acid.

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“I didn’t care. I used to swallow handfuls of tabs at a time. The end of it came when we got back to England. I took 10 tabs of acid then went for a walk in a field. I ended up standing there talking to this horse for about an hour. In the end the horse turned round and told me to f**k off. That was it for me.”

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