Ozzy Osbourne performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/AMA2019/Getty Images for dcp)
Ever wonder where the Prince of Darkness used to sleep? It’s not in a coffin or some gothic church, in fact, it was a two-bedroom house in Birmingham, England.
Ozzy Osbourne recently talked to GQ magazine, who honored him with Lifetime Achievement award for their annual Man of the Year awards, about his upbringing, including the strange reality of someone renting out his childhood bedroom to fans.
An unassuming two-story brick building with a red facade on the first floor and a bay window jutting out slightly into the sidewalk. Its neighbors are identical and sit tightly side-by-side as if books in a bookshelf. This is where Ozzy grew up.
The current owner of Osbourne’s childhood home is renting his childhood bedroom for what otherwise might be the going rate at a luxury hotel.
“He charges £400 a night. The fucking house weren’t worth £300!” Ozzy exclaimed. “They must be doing an expensive extension on the bathroom.”
That’s $533.74 for us Americans, and though the price might be a little steep for most, Osbourne was mostly caught off-guard by the size of the house after he visited the place years later.
“I tell you what was really weird: I went back to that house many years after I left. When you’re little everything seems massive. But that house was me, my mum and dad and my five sisters and brothers – eight of us in this house. It’s so tiny, I’m going, ‘How the hell did we do this?'”