Commonwealth Games: Ozzy Osbourne gives surprise performance


The Birmingham-born musician ended the 2022 Commonwealth Games by shouting “Birmingham Forever”.

That Birmingham The native singer took the stage to a surprise roar from the crowd.


Little did those in attendance know that Ozzy Osbourne would be performing.

The Prince of Darkness was joined on stage by his band members Tony Iommi and Adam Wakeman, who helped him perform the classic hit “Paranoid.”


The 73-year-old has not performed for several years due to health reasons, so the performance surprised fans.

To conclude his performance, Osbourne thanked the fans before shouting “Birmingham Forever.”


Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne is the lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne is an English singer/songwriter and television personality.


His nickname “The Prince of Darkness” comes from his role as the lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

In the early 2000s, Ozzy was part of an MTV reality series called The Osbournes, which followed him and his family as they went about their lives.

  • Age: 73
  • Born: December 3, 1948
  • Partner: Sharon Osbourne
  • Children: Jessica (50), Louis (47), Aimee (38), Kelly (37) and Jack (36)
  • Location: Buckinghamshire
  • Assets: $220 million

Ozzy Osbourne has been very open about his health issues in recent years and how they have affected his performance.

“That was the hardest thing in the last few years because I was trying to recover from my surgery.


“I’m getting there, but it’s a slow climb back.”

Osbourne is hoping to embark on his farewell tour, aptly named No More Tours 2, in 2023.



Robert Plant

The Led Zeppelin frontman and Ozzy Osbourne were good friends before they found fame.


Robert Plant is best known for his role as the frontman for the rock band Led Zeppelin between 1968 and 1980, until the death of the band’s drummer, John Bonham.

In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Plant #15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Ozzy Osbourne performs on stage with Slash

Slash and Ozzy Osbourne have worked together several times over the years.

The musician is best known as the lead guitarist for the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses.


In 2012, Slash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his role in Guns N’ Roses.

Elton John with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

In 2020, Ozzy Osbourne released his song Ordinary Man featuring Elton John.


Chad Smith told SiriusXM that getting Elton John on the project was easy because Elton said, “I will do anything for Ozzy. I love Ozzy.”

Elton John has enjoyed a successful solo career since the early 1970s and has released 31 albums since 1969.



Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have been married since 1982.


Despite well-documented troubles in their relationship over the years, including Ozzy’s arrest for the attempted murder of his wife.

Sharon has had a successful media career of her own, including serving as a judge on X-Factor, and now presents The Talk on TalkTV.

Ozzy with his daughter Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne is the middle child of Sharon and Ozzy.

Kelly is a singer, actress, fashion designer, model and television personality.


Kelly Osbourne is currently expecting her first child with boyfriend Sid Wilson.

Ozzy with his son Jack Osbourne

Jack Osbourne is the youngest child of Sharon and Ozzy.


Jack recently welcomed his fourth daughter, Maple, with his fiancé, Aree Gearhart.

Jack Osbourne has pursued a career in fitness and travel reporting, including a project with his father called Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour.