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Ozzy Osbourne pissed off about North Dakota sting operation

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Ozzy Osbourne issued a press release late Thursday that blasted police in Fargo, North Dakota, for staging a sting operation in his name before his concert Monday night at the Fargodome…..

….Osbourne, who denied prior knowledge of the sting, said he took personal offense to Laney’s scheme.

“Instead of holding a press conference to pat himself on the back, Sheriff Laney should be apologizing to me for using my name in connection with these arrests,” Osbourne said in his statement. “It’s insulting to me and to my audience and it shows how lazy this particular sheriff is when it comes to doing his job.

“Sheriff Laney went out of his way to tarnish my reputation by implying that I somehow attract a criminal element, which is certainly not true,” Ozzy continued. “My audiences are good, hard-working people who have been hugely supportive of my music for nearly four decades. They have also been very supportive of my wife Sharon’s colon cancer charity by raising over a million dollars (partly through VIP ticket sales) at my shows. It’s obvious to me that this sheriff has an agenda and is just trying to make a name for himself on my back.” [MTV]

And speaking of, or about, Ozzy….

Alice Cooper has claimed that Ozzy Osbourne’s reality TV show The Osbournes ruined his career because it left his fans disappointed. The rock legend insisted that by allowing the world into his house the Black Sabbath singer ruined the mystery surrounding him and made him a laughing stock. Cooper said: “Most fans thought he lived in a big, dark castle with skeletons in the cellar. When that show aired they knew he was just some guy who potters around his Beverly Hills mansion. It was meant to be some kind of comedy but the audience was laughing at Ozzy, not with him. And as a close friend, that made me very sad.” [digital spy] (via)

“Ozzy”, “Alice” and friends at Vegoose 2007 (CRED)Vegoose 2007

More about the sting, here. More photos from Vegoose, here.

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