AceShowbiz - Ozzy Osbourne made a surprise appearance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games' closing ceremony at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Monday, August 8. The Black Sabbath rocker was joined by his bandmates, including guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Tommy Clufetos and bassist Adam Wakeman, for the exciting performance, which took place after Ozzy underwent a life-changing surgery earlier this year.
At the explosive gig at the star-studded ceremony, Ozzy flaunted his vocal skills as the band performed their classic hit "Paranoid". "Come on, let's go crazy," Ozzy told the crowds before the rock band played the famous chords to "Iron Man".
The musician also showed off his edgy style in a long black jacket, t-shirt and jeans while sporting a dark smokey eye-shadow look. His long dark tresses, meanwhile, fell to his shoulders.
Before wrapping up their set, Ozzy, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, expressed his gratitude for being able to perform in his home city of Birmingham. "Thank you, good night, you are the best, God bless you all - Birmingham forever," the Aston-born star said to the audience.
Last week, Ozzy shared his desire to participate in this year's event. "This was played at the end of today's #CommonwealthGames," so he wrote on Instagram alongside footage of "Paranoid" being played out on BBC over footage of the Games. "I really wish I could have been there with you all. Just amazing for Birmingham!"
Much to everyone's excitement, Ozzy made it to the Games. He shared on the photo-sharing platform a video from his performance in the closing ceremony. "What a way to bring it all to an end! Thank you, Birmingham. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" the husband of Sharon Osbourne captioned the footage.
Several artists including UB40, Beverley Knight, Dexys Midnight Runners, Goldie, The Selecter and Jorja Smith also performed at the closing ceremony. Mercury Prize-nominee Laura Mvula additionally offered a special performance of a newly commissioned track inspired by Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand", the theme song to "Peaky Blinders". The track featured a sequence from the much-anticipated theatre show "Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby".