Report: Osbourne Molested As A Child

Ozzy Osbourne has told a British newspaper that he was sexually molested repeatedly as a child and suffered emotional effects from the abuse long into adulthood. The heavy metal icon, who grew up in a

Ozzy Osbourne has told a British newspaper that he was sexually molested repeatedly as a child and suffered emotional effects from the abuse long into adulthood. The heavy metal icon, who grew up in a working-class neighborhood of Birmingham, said two older youths began abusing him after school when he was 11, and it continued on a regular basis, Osbourne is quoted as saying in The Daily Mirror.

He told the paper that he was afraid to report the incidents to his parents and only this year began to come to terms with the emotional effects of the abuse.

"Everything when you are a kid affects you in later life," said Osbourne. "If you build a wall with rocky foundations you are going to have pretty unstable wall when it's finished."

Osbourne last month postponed a planned European tour until next year because of the effects of medication he is taking to treat tremors. His family's MTV reality series "The Osbournes" is now in its third season.


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