Ozzy Osbourne Clarifies 9/11 Comments: 'I Would Never Want To Hurt Anyone'
The Black Sabbath frontman insists his quotes were taken out of context by the MailOnline. Read his statement here...
Ozzy Osbourne has issued a statement clarify comments he allegedly made about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
However, Osbourne has now slammed the MailOnline for misquoting him, stating: "Firstly, I never spoke to the Mail Online.
"Several quotes were pulled from another interview I did for The Shortlist that was posted earlier in the day and were taken out of context to create the Mail Online story (about 9/11).
"I apologise to anyone who may see these quotes and believe this is actually how I feel. Please know that I would never want to offend or hurt anyone - that was never or would ever be my intention.
"You would think that at my age I would finally realise that any conversation with a journalist can be twisted, reprinted and made into another story. It's another life lesson learned."
He continued: "My representatives have asked the Mail Online to pull the piece, but of course, they've refused and now it has been subsequently picked up worldwide because of the sensational slant the Mail Online put on the story.
"Love and peace to everyone. May your God go with you."The reporter who conducted the original interview with Ozzy went on to add: "As I understood it in the context of the interview, Ozzy was talking about his nervous anticipation of the days that followed 9/11 and the chaos that was unfolding, not about the attacks themselves, and certainly not that he was excited in a happy way.
"Earlier in the conversation, we'd discussed Black Sabbath's anti-war lyrics and I think Ozzy's comments about ISIS show that he thought the events of 9/11 were horrendous."