Sharon Osbourne Praises Son for Inspiring Ozzy to Stop Being a Junkie

April 26, 2011 07:41:27 GMT

The rock matriarch credits her son Jack Osbourne for his determination to get clean which inspires her husband to quit drinking and using drugs.

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Rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne credits her son Jack Osbourne's determination to get clean with inspiring Ozzy Osbourne to kick his addictions to drink and drugs once and for all.

The "Paranoid" hitmaker's lifelong battle with alcohol and illegal substances has been well documented over the years, but it was only when Jack checked into a child psychiatric ward to deal with his personal issues in 2003 that the Black Sabbath frontman became serious about confronting his own problems.

Speaking in candid new documentary "GOD Bless Ozzy Osbourne", which was produced by Jack, Sharon says, "Jack getting sober was... really his big turning point... Jack was dealing with life sober for the first time."

The 62-year-old singer has spent the past few years completely sober after vowing to clean up his act for the sake of his loved ones and his dedication to the cause has stunned even his closest relatives. The Osbournes' eldest daughter, Aimee Osbourne, says, "He's really blown us away... It really seems like he's come through the other side."

Kelly Osbourne reveals she is proud of her dad for sticking to his promise, "I spent 19 years of my life praying he was the father I have today. Not many people can say that." And Sharon has echoed her daughters' sentiments, adding, "He works really hard for his sobriety and he deserves it."

"GOD Bless Ozzy Osbourne" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on Sunday, April 24.


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posted by Q on Apr 28, 2011
I wish for your family good health and much happiness.
posted by dianne50 on Apr 27, 2011
I'am really inspired about the osborne family. I can relate to the dad. I'am a recovered alcoholic i have almost 4 years sober and. my family is so happy that I gave up drinking. Dianne 50
posted by NICKI on Apr 27, 2011
Ozzy I am so proud of you! And jack also! Way to go! Keep rocking! I will continue to go to your concerts as long as your having them! I love your music!
posted by fce on Apr 27, 2011
a fan as far back as your first album! stay strong, and thank sharon and your children, and also GOD , because he has watched over you, and hen the time was right, he came into your soul.
posted by Josh on Apr 27, 2011
Willis is an Idiot
posted by Chilly on Apr 27, 2011
Wow! Jack Osborne is looking quite fabulous! Handsome... downright fine. Looking good, kid!
posted by Ozzy\'s Good Friend on Apr 27, 2011
I've seen Ozzy many times over the years and this past Ozzfest was the best he has sounded in a long time! God bless you Ozzy and I hope you stay clean and live a long healthy life and keep rockin!
posted by Mr Bonz on Apr 27, 2011
Just need to know your limitations ... and embrace them ...
posted by Willis on Apr 26, 2011
Damn. No more good music from Ozzy!!!!
posted by John A. Claudio on Apr 26, 2011
I also pray for them and it looks that there doing Ok.
posted by God\'s Warrior on Apr 26, 2011
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Just for today.... Shalom be unto the Ozz man!
posted by k McDaniel on Apr 26, 2011
Sharon has raised a wonderful family. I've seen Ozzy - John - several times. I would love love love to meet Her, Your whole family rocks!!!!
posted by ozfan on Apr 26, 2011
Way to go ozzy...NO MORE TEARS...rock on
posted by jazzygeorge2000 on Apr 26, 2011
From one recovering person to another " One day at a time "
posted by Patty Ehmann on Apr 26, 2011
I have been praying for their family off and on for about 10 years.
posted by omgnotagain4u on Apr 26, 2011
I just totally love the Osbornes... I have watched their show since it began and and even with all the craziness you can tell they love each other very much.

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