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Ozzy Osbourne has opened up about his well-documented battle with drug and alcohol addiction.

The 74-year-old Black Sabbath star has admitted he should have died in a candid new interview.

The British star reflected on how some of his other fellow aged metal heads had passed away and he remained the “last one standing”.

Among his late friends were UFO bass player and co-founder Pete Way, who died in 2020, and Motörhead founder Lemmy, who died in 2015.

Accepting the Rolling Stone UK Icon Award on Thursday (November 23), Ozzy opened up about his mortality and compared himself to his deceased contemporaries.

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He told Rolling Stone: “I should have been dead before loads of them. Why am I the last man standing?

“Sometimes I look in the ­mirror and go, ‘Why the f**k did you make it?’”

Ozzy went on to say how should have been “dead a thousand times” and had his stomach pumped on countless occasions.

The interview comes as Ozzy has suffered from ill health, most notably being diagnosed with a mild form of Parkinson’s Disease back in 2003.

He only went public with the diagnosis nearly two decades later in 2020.

Moreover, Ozzy suffered a fall in 2019 which led to further health problems after and resulted in metal rods placed in his back to become dislodged.

The rods had been put in his back following his near-death experience in 2003 after a quad bike accident at his home.

Ozzy revealed how the second surgery on his spine went “drastically wrong” and led to more times under the knife.

To add to his woes, the doctors found a tumour in his vertebrae which had to be removed.

The star has also opened up about his five-year surgery hell in the hopes of getting back to himself.

He admitted since the surgery his balance was “all f**ked up”.

Ozzy’s devoted wife Sharon Osbourne attended the Rolling Stone UK Awards yesterday and accepted the gong on behalf of her husband.

Sadly, Ozzy was too ill to travel but the accolade recognised his 55 years in the music industry.

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