Ozzy Osbourne requests 'someone to wheel me out there’ to play more shows

'You can’t retire from this game. It’s not a job, it’s a f**ing passion'
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Rocker Ozzy Osbourne recently sat down with two of his biggest fans -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D -- revealing he's got no other choice but to perform as much as he can, despite his recent retirement from the road.

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Following his announcement in February that he will no longer be scheduling any touring cycles, Ozzy did reveal he would be making an appearance at this year's Power Trip festival in the California desert, happening October 6 through 8 on the Coachella festival grounds. Hopefully for fans, and for Ozzy as well, there will be plenty of other one-off chances to see him live -- even if he needs some extra assistance hitting the stage.

“I mean, doing a live show is what I live for. I’ve had to cancel my [2023] European tour but I’m determined,” Ozzy told Tenacious D's JB and KG for their takeover issue of Metal Hammer magazine. “I’ve gotta do more gigs if I have to get someone to wheel me out there. I mean, you can’t retire from this game. It’s not a job, it’s a f**ing passion."

"I don’t know how to do anything else," he adds. "The thought of sitting in my house all day… I’m a road dog, you know? I’ve been doing it f***ing 55 years. It’s the best thing to have ever happen to me.”

Ozzy will join AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, and TOOL at this year's Power Trip festival happening October 6 through 8 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA.

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