Friday, March 03, 2006


Ozzy Osbourne has decided to offer a shaking hand of friendship to Pete Doherty. Hard as it may be to believe, Ozzy himself was once a shambling, rambling husk of a man who gave the impression that the only time he wasnt on some sort of drug was when he was more than one sort of drug. Osbourne seems to be offering Sharon's services, too:

"I've been to the pits of hell with addiction and although it's fucking me off to see him fucking up his life, I'd help him in a minute if he asked.

"Sharon was a rock to me and if he came to stay with us, she'd sort him. Why the fuck isn't anyone helping the boy?"

Yes, it's hard to understand how everyone - except Kate Moss, that Arizona clinic, Alan McGee, Carl Barat, Dot Cotton, the monks, the court system which cut him a break by encouraging him to get help instead of giving his a custodial sentence, his mother, the people who gave him the stomach implant, and the government's newly announced Pete Doherty Tsar, of course - have just turned their back on him.

We're sure Ozzy's interest is linked in any way to a desperate need to find someone - anyone - to play the 2006 Ozzfest.