Rocker Ozzy Osbourne, 69, has decided he’s no longer going to drive. The singer got into a minor fender bender with his Ferrari and is afraid of being sued for a traffic incident.
His son Jack explained: “He had a little bumper kiss on the freeway with someone and he was like, ‘You know, I don’t want to drive anymore’. He was already driving less and less. I think he is of that mindset he’d rather not have the responsibility.
“Think about it – Ozzy bumps someone and it is like next thing you know we are going to sue for a billion – because people are silly. His thing was more like, ‘I don’t want to be liable, that’s it’.”
It wasn’t the first time Ozzy banged up a Ferrari. In 2011, Jack revealed at a press conference for the documentary, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, “He got a Ferrari and crashed it the next day.”
Ozzy added: “I had to be a rockstar and buy the f–ing Ferrari.”
Ozzy has had his driver’s license for a little less than 10 years. He got it in 2009, 30 years after he bungled a driving test by falling asleep.
He explained that his rock and roll lifestyle made it difficult to concentrate on the test: “I took so many f–king driving tests because I was so out of it. The time I fell asleep, when I woke up there was a note on the seat saying, ‘You have failed.’”
Over the last decade, he’s owned a Ferrari, Range Rover and Audi R8. In 2003, he had an accident while driving his quad bike at his home in Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks. He cracked six ribs, broke his collarbone, and injured his neck vertebrae.
Ozzy was shaken up following the incident, explaining: “I could have died. I am lucky to be here today. I’ve finally grown up. The bloody thing nearly killed me.”