Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that work on his new album has been delayed because his producer Andrew Watt has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Ozzy told Rolling Stone, "I'm trying to write something new with Andrew, but he had Covid. He was very sick, and he still is."
Ozzy continued, "The thing about this f***ing Covid thing is, I don't think they really know what they're f***ing dealing with; it changes. One time, we're told it's harmful to older people; now it's also harmful to young kids. It's f***ing weird."
He added, "But [Andrew] was one of the first ones to get it. And he's still kind of sick with it. He had a good day and a bad day, you know? It f***s your lungs up."
When asked how the writing for the album was going, Ozzy said, "We were supposed to be doing it, but he texted me the other day and said, 'I have to ask for some time.' I said, 'Whenever you're ready, call me.'"
He continued, "I have a couple ideas; not many. With Andrew, it just comes out in the moment. He's a good guy and a good producer. One of my favorites [from Ordinary Man] is one of the last songs we did, 'Today Is the End.' For some reason, that stays in my head a lot."