Ozzy Skips Out on Prince Charles

By | December 16, 2004 at 12:00 AM

London – Rocker Ozzy Osbourne skipped an appointment with Prince Charles to keep an appointment with his doctor.

Osbourne had been scheduled to perform at the Royal Variety Performance Tuesday, with Prince Charles topping the guest list, but pulled out because he had an operation to adjust a metal plate in his shoulder, his wife, Sharon Osbourne, said.

He injured the shoulder when he crashed a quad bike last year, and then damaged the plate when he tried to tackle a burglar at his home last month.

“After his quad bike accident Ozzy had a plate put in his neck held by screws. Some of the screws were dislodged during his fight with the man who broke into our house and it made him very uncomfortable,” Sharon Osbourne said.

“It sounds worse than it is and he only needed a day visit but unfortunately because he is recovering he couldn’t perform,” she said. “Ozzy is really sad to have missed it.”