Ozzy Osbourne doesn't know what Brexit is and 'doesn't really read newspapers'

The Birmingham native, who is now based in Los Angeles, says he doesn't follow the news

Clémence Michallon
New York
Monday 26 November 2018 16:24
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Ozzy Osbourne announces his "No More Tours II" during a press conference at his Los Angeles Home on 6 February, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Ozzy Osbourne announces his "No More Tours II" during a press conference at his Los Angeles Home on 6 February, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

While thousands of people are having impassioned arguments about Brexit, some freely admit they haven’t completely caught up with the topic – such as Ozzy Osbourne.

The heavy metal icon told The Big Issue he’s at a loss when others ask him about the UK's impending withdrawal from the European Union.

"People keep going on at me about that – is it a big deal over there? What will happen with it? Are people voting in or out, what’s going on?" Osbourne said.

The Birmingham native now lives in Los Angeles, where he doesn't follow current affairs closely.

"I don’t read the newspapers and I don’t really talk politics because I don’t really know," he added.

“I don’t really understand Brexit."

EU leaders approved Theresa May's Brexit deal on Sunday during a special summit in Brussels.

The UK parliament is now set to vote on the deal in early December.

While the former Black Sabbath frontman made no mystery of his lack of knowledge when it comes to Brexit, his wife Sharon Osbourne has previously expressed her support for the Leave campaign.

"I go back to England every four to six months and it’s becoming like Hong Kong – so overpopulated, so congested," the music manager and TV host told The Sunday Times in 2016.

"There are too many people in a tiny country. There are classrooms of 40 kids, the NHS is in the toilet, the education system is in the toilet.

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"I say take care of your own people first. I don’t have anything against any religion or any person, but the country is overloaded."

In that same interview, Osbourne added that she didn't know what she would do if she were bringing up a family in the UK and "couldn't afford a private school".

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