Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne has made a public apology for his controversial comments about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In an interview with the Shortlist, when asked about the attacks, Ozzy had responded, “I wasn’t scared, I was excited! It was my kind of craziness, y’know. The day after that happened, there was f***ing nobody in New York. I remember standing on the steps of the hotel, and – you know when you see an old cowboy film and that tumbleweed rolls past on the ground? There was newspapers just floating around on the streets. It was so f***ing weird. Everybody just backed off Manhattan because they didn’t know if it was an all-out thing or what.”
He continued, “But I hope this Isis lot don’t get going. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s in mankind to try to kill each other for one thing or another. And I think sooner or later one of these crazy f***ers is going to get a nuclear weapon or some f***ing thing, and f**k a lot of people up. That’s in our nature. I hope it won’t happen, but it looks like it could happen if they get it.”
The interview was eventually picked up by the Daily Mail's Mail Online and spread around the internet. The Prince Of Darkness has now released an apology, which you can read in full below:
Firstly, I never spoke to ‘The Mail Online.’ Several quotes were pulled from another interview I did for The Shortlist that was posted earlier in the day and were taken out of context to create ‘The Mail Online’ story [about 9-11]. I apologize to anyone who may see these quotes and believe this is actually how I feel. Please know that I would never want to offend or hurt anyone–that was never or would ever be my intention. You would think that at my age I would finally realize that any conversation with a journalist can be twisted, reprinted and made into another story. It’s another life lesson learned.
My representatives have asked ‘The Mail Online’ to pull the piece, but of course, they’ve refused and now it has been subsequently picked up worldwide because of the sensational slant ‘The Mail Online’ put on the story.
Love and peace to everyone. May your God go with you.