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Ozzy Osbourne blames year of hell on haunted doll

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2-min read
Entertainer Ozzy Osbourne, left, and his son Jack acknowledge cheers from fans during a ceremony before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, April 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Ozzy Osbourne and son Jack are regretting acquiring creepy doll Robert. (AP)

Ozzy Osbourne has blamed his year of misfortune on a doll he believes to be haunted.

The Black Sabbath rocker – who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease last year, and underwent spinal surgery following a fall at his home – makes the claim in his family’s new Really TV show The Osbournes Want To Believe.

The show sees his son Jack, 34, try to persuade Ozzy, 71, mum Sharon, 68, and sister Kelly, 35, to believe in the paranormal, including ghosts, UFOs, fairies and werewolves.

Read more: Sharon Osbourne in quarantine after granddaughter gets COVID-19

One episode sees Jack produce a doll named Robert that he reveals is the original doll that inspired the Chucky horror movie franchise.

Jack says: “So the actual story of Robert the Doll is that it is cursed by the spirit of his owner. ‘If you disrespect him, make fun of him, take a picture without asking or even handle him, you will be cursed and terrible things will begin to happen in your life.’”

Ozzy throws the doll on the floor, saying: “You think it’s a f***ing joke. It’s bad luck! I keep telling you. You keep thinking it’s f***ing not, but just look at what I’m saying.

“Just look at what has gone on with me. You think it’s a joke. Look, look at me. It ain’t bad luck?

FILE - This Jan. 13, 2009 file photo shows the Osbournes, from left, Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Jack Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne  arriving at the FOX Winter All-Star Party in Los Angeles. Jack Osbourne is facing a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. The former reality star and son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne revealed his health crisis in an interview with People released Sunday, June 17, 2012. He told the magazine he was angry and frustrated when he found out, and he's concerned about his family.  (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
Jack Osbourne tries to persuade his family to believe in the paranormal in their new show. (AP)

“No, you shouldn’t have f***ed around with him. All along, when we first went to that place, the guy told us that people would buy them and send them back because things would go wrong in their life.”

Jack says: “I had a great year after that, I got divorced!”

Jack and Ozzy originally bought Robert during their series Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour in 2018.

Watch: Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour

Jack finalised his divorce from actress wife Lisa Stelly in 2019 after seven years together.

Ozzy recently said he had been through a year of hell, admitting he thought he was dying after undergoing spinal surgery.

He said: "There was a point I was convinced that I was dying.

Read more: Ozzy Osbourne cancels US tour to undergo treatment for Parkinson's

"I was in that much discomfort and pain and misery. I thought they were all hiding it from me.”

The Crazy Train rocker hurt his neck and back when he fell at his LA home in 2019 and aggravated an old injury he’d sustained when he crashed his quad bike back in 2003.

Watch: Ozzy Osbourne farewell tour rebooked for 2022