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Saturday, 13 April, 2002, 01:23 GMT 02:23 UK
Ozzy earns Walk of Fame star
Ozzy Osbourne with wife Sharon
Ozzy Osbourne is managed by wife Sharon
Wild man of rock Ozzy Osbourne has been honoured with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


To say that this is an honour is not enough

Ozzy Osbourne
The former Black Sabbath frontman attended an unveiling ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday.

The British singer is enjoying a resurgence in popularity in America, following the success of a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary series At Home With the Osbournes.

He is also due to visit the White House to meet President George Bush, after the US president watched the MTV show.

Ozzy Osbourne
Osbourne will return to the UK in May for Ozzfest
Osbourne joins a host of big names from the world of entertainment in being granted a star on Hollywood Boulevard, including Tom Cruise, Julie Andrews, Steve McQueen, Dudley Moore and Sidney Poitier.

Early start

Osbourne was welcomed by nearly 1,000 fans, when he arrived for the ceremony at 1130 (1830 GMT).

"This is just so overwhelming, with all of you turning out so early in the morning to see my old butt," said Osbourne.

The 53-year-old singer wore a black suit, large gold cross and blue glasses, his brown hair streaked with red.

But many of the crowd outdid him with a wide range of piercings and tattoos on display.

Trash

Osbourne's TV show follows the real-life family sagas of the former hellraiser.

He was once known for his outrageous stage antics, including biting the head off a bat.

Osbourne, his wife and manager Sharon and their children Kelly, 17, and Jack, 16, have all been filmed going about their daily lives in their Beverly Hills home.

Osbourne's other daughter Aimee refused to take part in the programme, and even moved out of the family home while filming took place.

The singer has battled drink and drug addictions, been notorious for trashing cars and hotel rooms and spent time in jail after urinating on The Alamo.

At Home with the Osbournes will start on 25 May on MTV UK and Ireland.

Osbourne makes a return to the UK for his mini-festival, Ozzfest, which takes place on 25 May at Castle Donnington, Leicestershire.

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