OZZY OSBOURNE: DOC TOLD ME I HAD AIDS, THEN SAID IT WAS ‘A MISTAKE’
October 5, 2009
Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he was diagnosed as being HIV positive.
The rock singer was devastated when he was wrongly told by a doctor that he had the disease.
He said: “I went to the doctor and had an Aids test and he told me it was positive.
“That was one of the worst days of my life.”
But the former Black Sabbath star was granted a reprieve when a second test came back negative.
Doctors blamed the mistake on the singer’s immune system which had taken a battering from years of booze and drugs. Ozzy, 60, who regularly slept with groupies in his heyday, told Glamour: “When I used to f****** get loaded I would get myself into all kinds of situations.
“It turned out that because I was drinking and using drugs so much, my immune system had dropped so that it was a borderline result.
“When I went back to be tested again it was negative.”
Two years ago Ozzy’s daughter Kelly wept as she told an Aids charity benefit in London that a relative had the illness.
She said at the time: “This charity is really important to me because one of my family is HIV positive. And I’m so proud of him.”
The new issue of Glamour will be out on Thursday.