Sharon Osbourne Plans to Open Ozzy Osbourne Museum

Sharon Osbourne is planning on opening a museum centered around her husband Ozzy Osbourne‘s life and career. Based in Osbourne’s hometown of Birmingham, England, the museum will feature interactive elements and a deep collection of memorabilia from Osbourne’s more than 55-year career, from the formation of Black Sabbath in the late ’60s and throughout his solo career.

“I’ve been busy trying to get together daddy’s memorabilia for the memorabilia place that we’re opening in Birmingham,” said Sharon during an episode of the family’s The Osbournes Podcast on Tuesday (October 3). “He’s having all of his awards, all his stage clothes, posters, old posters from Earth [early Black Sabbath] days. I’ve got so much memorabilia.”

She added, “We’re gonna do it totally interactive—every video, every live show of your dad’s, everything there. It’s more of an educational thing for musicians and artists that wanna see that you can come from nothing, and if you work hard enough this is what you can get.”

The museum will also feature an eatery and music courses. “We’re going to have a cafe attached, and in the cafe we’re going to have every instrument you can think of,” added Osbourne. “Music students can come in. We’re gonna do music classes because there’s no music at schools anymore. So, we’re gonna get friends, other musicians to come in.”

In 2019, the city of Birmingham also hosted the Black Sabbath 50 Years exhibit at the Birmingham Music & Art Gallery.

Ozzy, 74, who was recently forced to cancel his appearance at the Power Trip festival in California due to his ongoing health issues, said that he wants to record one more album and return to touring in 2024.

“I’ve had all the surgery now, thank god,” said Ozzy, who revealed that a recent operation has hindered his mobility, leaving him unable to walk much. Osbourne’s recent spinal surgery in June 2022 was to correct a back injury and nerve damage that he suffered following a 2003 quad bike accident. In 2020, Osbourne also revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and he also contracted COVID in early 2022.

“I’m feeling okay,” shared Osbourne. “It was just dragging on. I thought I’d be back on my feet months ago, I just couldn’t get used to this mode of living, constantly having something wrong. I can’t walk properly yet, but I’m not in any pain anymore and the surgery on my spine went great.”

He added, “I’ve done two albums fairly recently, but I want to do one more album and then go back on the road. I’m just starting to work on it now, and we’ll be recording in the early part of next year. I want to take my time with this one.”

In 2022, Osbourne released his 13th solo album, Patient Number 9, featuring collaborations with Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi, Jeff Beck, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith, and late Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins, among others.

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