Minimation: Ozzy Osbourne Talks Difficulties of Staying Sober

(Radio.com) In the latest Minimation, where Radio.com animates classic interviews with legendary artists, they revisit a 1992 interview with Ozzy Osbourne where he says that sobriety is difficult for a wiry guy like himself.

In the early '00s, we all got a bit of TMI courtesy of Ozzy's family, courtesy of MTV's smash-hit reality show, The Osbournes. But in this interview from a decade earlier, Ozzy gave a bit of insight into his private life, including a bit of the dynamic between him and his wife/manager Sharon.

In the interview, Ozzy begins talking about his poor penmanship when signing autographs, but the conversation then veered to his sobriety. "That's the hardest thing about keeping sober, I used to have a few cans to mellow out." Without a few brews in his system, he said, "I'm a terminal insomniac," even though he'd also drastically reduced his coffee intake. "I'm on the edge all the time."

And then there were the frequent midnight bathroom trips, which resulted in Ozzy being threatened by Sharon. With a shoe. The interview was but a preview of what we'd see on MTV just a few years later. Watch it here.

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