Ozzy Osbourne On His Rock Hall Induction: ‘I’m More Than Honored’

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Ozzy Osbourne recently reflected on his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, expressing his gratitude and the significance of the honor.

In an email to Billboard, the iconic singer conveyed his sentiments:

“Becoming one of the Rock Hall’s multiple inductees feels monumental. I am deeply honored.”

This induction marks a significant milestone for Osbourne, as it recognizes his solo career, distinct from his earlier induction as a member of Black Sabbath in 2008. Emphasizing the personal significance, Osbourne articulated:

“My solo career has been an integral part of my musical journey. To be recognized for my solo work holds a special place in my heart, different from my initial induction.”

Osbourne’s sentiment was echoed by his impressive showing in the fan vote, where he secured fourth place with over 480,000 votes. Reflecting on the overwhelming support, he remarked:

“The outpouring of support from the fans makes this induction even more meaningful. I am deeply moved and grateful.”

The push for Osbourne’s solo induction gained momentum, fueled in part by his wife, Sharon Osbourne, who advocated for his recognition on various platforms. Her efforts culminated in the long-awaited acknowledgment by the Rock Hall.

In a statement shared on X following the nomination announcement, Osbourne expressed his humility and pride:

“To be considered for a second entry, now as a solo artist, is beyond my wildest dreams. After 44 years as a solo artist, I am humbled to receive this recognition and to continue creating music.”

As preparations for the induction ceremony on October 19 in Cleveland unfold, Osbourne’s involvement remains uncertain due to health concerns. While he has not confirmed a performance, he affirmed his presence and commitment to the occasion, promising to don his signature black attire for the event.

Among the esteemed list of nominees for the 2024 Hall of Fame induction are Cher, Mary J. Blige, A Tribe Called Quest, Dave Matthews Band, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, and Kool & the Gang. Though some notable names missed out on nomination, Osbourne’s recognition serves as a testament to his enduring impact on the world of music.

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