Now I've seen it all. This October, the book of Ozzy Osbourne’s popular healthcare advice column from the Sunday Times in London (and reprinted in Rolling Stone) will finally see an official release.
That's right, a health advice book from one of music's most notoriously unhealthy frontmen, the Prince of F*cking Darkness himsef, Ozzy. The book, called Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy – Advice from Rock’s Ultimate Survivor, finds the Ozzman kicking down his hard-won wisdom on a wide variety of topics, as well as medical advice, statistical infographics and detailed sidebars. The book will also offer memoir-style survival stories never before published – though after the tales of biting bats' heads off and snorting ants, do we really want to know more?
Ozzy’s advice in the book, much like his articles, is generally given in the form of an anecdote about the hijinks of his younger days, but the columns also have included more serious subject matter – such as insight on how he coped when wife Sharon was diagnosed with cancer, and warnings against the risk of cocaine: “[it] puts a lot of stress on that little wotsit that hangs down at the back of your throat – the epiglottis, or the ‘clack,’ as I’ve always called it. In the mid-1970s, I was taking so much coke, I tore my clack in half.”
Ozzy told The Pulse of Radio in 2010 that the column would be written in collaboration with Chris Ayers, who co-wrote Ozzy’s I Am Ozzy autobiography. “He brings me the column things and I just joke about it, you know,” Ozzy said, “’Cause if you believe me, you’ll end up in the lunatic asylum.”
Pre-order the book now on Amazon.