Talk about artists suffering for their work -- Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne has been hit with some serious maladies over the years, the latest of which was painful back surgery. But that didn't slow him down enough to show up not long after to close out the annual Commonwealth Games in the UK with his guitarist, Tony Iommi. Their surprise appearance caused a roar from the crowd as Ozzy edged them on to "get crazy". Iommi was also in top form as they performed "Paranoid" and looked to be seriously enjoying himself.
Ozzy as the frontman has always garnered most of the attention and his drug-fueled antics were the stuff of legend. Everything from (accidentally, he says) biting the head off a live bat to giving up acid after having a one-hour conversation with a horse has kept his name at the forefront of rock extremism.
But at 73, Ozzy's slowing down a bit and has even acknowledged his own mortality on more than one occasion. And the Birmingham boy is even moving back to England according to news feeds and this article from THE OBSERVER.
And here's the show from the Commonwealth Games: