What do you do after you've survived a severe alcohol and drug addiction, multiple overdoses, multiple DEATHS, and reality television?
If you're Ozzy Osbourne, you write a self-help book! Duh!
Based on his advice columns appearing in The Sunday Times and Rolling Stone, the rocker is releasing his best work in Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy.
While we're sure there will be plenty of sex, drugs, and rock & roll mixed in, expect Ozzy to weigh in on health, family, and personal relationship problems. The guy may be one of the wildest rock stars to ever walk the planet, but he's also been married to his wife, Sharon, for 30 years!
Don't expect any serious medical advice though. Even though the amount of times he's been to the hospital probably rival your family physician's, he'd like to remind you:
"I don’t mind doing the column, it’s a bit of fun but anyone who reads it, please don’t think you’re going to get the cure for the next f**king plague from me because I ain’t that kind of doc."
So what can we expect?
Well, Ozzy says in a recent interview that most of his advice is "basically common sense." If we've learned anything from the internet though, it's that a great deal of people don't have too much of that! Ozzy shares one example of such an occasion, saying:
"One of the questions I remember there was a girl having cosmetic surgery and she didn’t want the rest of the people at work to realize she’d had cosmetic surgery. I said, ‘Well don’t have the cosmetic surgery if you don’t want people to see what you’re going to look like.'"
Even though his advice can be comical, there is a lot of truth to what he is saying. When asked about advice on drugs, he responded:
"If they want to do it, it’s their business but all I tell them really is when I was doing all that sh*t, nothing good came of it. When I was doing drugs and alcohol, I thought I’ll have a drink and a line of this and I’ll smoke this. I didn’t go, ‘Then I’m going to go out and get drunk, come back strangle my wife and wake up in jail on charges of attempted murder,’ but that’s what happened. I’m not telling people what to do. If they can enjoy doing it and they get on with it and they can handle it fine, but don’t involve me. I’m lucky to be alive; you’re playing with Russian roulette."
He's also given up alcohol and admits although he misses the social aspect, he doesn't particularly miss its effects, explaining:
"I do miss the social aspect of sitting in a pub with a pint but you know what when I get down to it I never went for a pint. I went to a pub to get f**ked up. If it was just going for a pint that would be ok but once I start I just can’t stop."
It sounds like anybody with a history of addiction will benefit from the wisdom of Dr. Ozzy, but it also sounds like anybody looking for a fun read can enjoy it too!
Keep an eye out for Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice From Rock's Ultimate Survivor because it hits book shelves on October 11th!
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