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Ozzy Osbourne Didn’t Know Who Post Malone Was Before Working With Him

Ozzy Osbourne Didn’t Know Who Post Malone Was Before Working With Him

There was a furore within the music industry last week when Post Malone fans credited the rapper to putting none other than Ozzy Osbourne on the map. No, seriously.

The rock 'n' roll legend teamed up with Post for 'Take What You Want', a song on the 24-year-old's brand new album, Hollywood's Bleeding .

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When the record dropped, some of his fans remarked that the 70-year-old Black Sabbath front man was 'going to be huge' after Post Malone featured him.

It was a slap in the face to the man who has literally sold over a hundred million records worldwide. But don't worry, as Ozzy's slapped back (unintentionally, of course) by claiming he didn't know who Post was before their collaboration. Burn.

Post Malone performing at Leeds Festival this year. Credit: PA
Post Malone performing at Leeds Festival this year. Credit: PA

Speaking to The Sun, the Prince of Darkness said: "I'd never even heard of this kid. He wanted me to sing on his song 'Take What You Want', so I did and then one thing led to another."

The rocker went on to say: "I started recording a new album with Post Malone's producer Andrew Watt. It's only nine tracks but it was a catalyst to get me to where I am today."

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Clueless fans aside, Hollywood's Bleeding is killing it in the US album charts with up to half a million in sales. Things are looking good for this unlikely musical duo.

From a business perspective, anyway. On the health side of things, Ozzy revealed he's been suffering recently, having spent two months in hospital to undergo three operations.

The surgery was a result of a fall in his home, which dislodged rods in his back that were in place from a quad bike crash back in 2003.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He said: "I'm like a superhero, held together by screws, but I ain't felt like a superhero for months. I've felt dreadful.

"It was the nerve pain that was excruciating and left me numb. You should have seen me a month ago.

"I was sitting in a rigid pose for three months. I had to have nurses 24/7. I am walking better now but I'm not 100 percent on my feet. It has been unbelievable."

Still, in true Ozzy fashion, the singer is determined not to let his injuries get him down and is gearing up for a solo tour that's been rescheduled for next January and February.

Here's hoping he can make a full recovery before then. Maybe it's time to lay off the bats' heads.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Music, Post Malone

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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