Sharon Osbourne On VINCE NEIL - "He's The Murderer, Not Me"

September 16, 2010, 11 years ago

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According to Maxine Shen, Sharon Osbourne is "absolutely heartbroken" after learning that the MÖTLEY CRÜE singer called her the "most evil, shittiest woman I've ever met in my life" in his upcoming book, Tattoos & Tequila.

"I am very, very saddened by it. My husband [Ozzy Osbourne] called him and said, 'What's the problem?' and [Neil] kind of back-tracked."

Aside from running into Neil backstage at Ozzfest this past summer, Osbourne says she hasn't had a conversation with or seen Neil since 1984.

"I think he is probably very jealous of Ozzy, but he dare not pick on him because the fans will turn on him, so he goes after me."

Neil wrote about Ozzy's Bark at the Moon tour in 1984 and it was all fun and games, he recalled, until Sharon swooped in and killed everyone's buzz when Ozzy's antics got too out of control.

"We couldn't do this and we couldn't do that. There was a whole set of rules we had to follow," Neil griped, listing Osbourne's banning of groupies and imposition of a one beer case limit backstage as examples of those restrictions.

"She would fucking have you killed if it was to her advantage," Neil wrote.


Osbourne's response to that particular line of text?

"He's the murderer, not me," she says, referring to Neil's infamous 1984 DUI accident, which resulted in the death of Finnish glam band Hanoi Rocks' drummer, Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley, and a vehicular manslaughter charge.

"He has murdered somebody in a car," Osbourne says. "He crippled two other people and he is still driving drunk. And that is why I used to keep my husband away from him. And if that makes me a bad person, then I am a bad person."

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