Ozzy Injured In House Fire

Ozzy was left bleeding and without eyebrows when Sharon left an oil candle burning overnight. Meanwhile, Skrillex's hair caught fire on a birthday candle - see the video here.

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Ozzy Osbourne has been injured in a fire at his family home yesterday morning (January 17).

His wife Sharon left an oil candle burning overnight, but it exploded in its vase and set their living room alight.

Ozzy, who already has a cast on his hand following an operation the day before, tried to fight the blaze but lost his eyebrows, half his hair, and was left bleeding from his cast.

Sharon spoke on CBS all about their lucky escape, and how everything they did accidentally made the fire worse (via Blabbermouth):

"At five o' clock [in the morning], I heard a noise like metal had fallen. I thought it was my housekeeper coming in and she had dropped her keys on the tiles, that's what it sounded like, so I didn't pay any attention. A few minutes later, my eyes are stinging and my throat's closing up. Then my dog started to bark. I go downstairs and the whole living room [was on fire]. The candle had burst and the cracking sound was the glass and the candle exploding."

"My husband had an operation on his hand yesterday so he's in a complete cast... He comes down and goes, 'Oh, the fire, the fire!' [and tries to put it out] with his hand in the cast. Then he opens the French doors and I go into the kitchen and throw water on it and it erupted.

"It was like 'The Three Stooges'. Everything you are not meant to do - go to bed with candles alight, open the doors and put water on - we did it all.

"I apologize to my husband because he put himself out. He made his hand worse, it started to bleed, the whole nine yards, and I'm sorry and I love you and I will never light a candle again.

"I want to say to everyone out there: please, please check your candles before you go to bed."

It's not the first time the Osbournes have had a fire in their home. In 2005 their mansion in England set alight. Thankfully none was injured, but Ozzy, Sharon and two members of staff were treated for smoke inhalation.

Meanwhile, Skrillex almost had a fiery accident of his own when he was blowing out birthday candles this week. An onlooker noticed his long hair catching aflame, as captured on camera:

Fires can be safe as long as you take simple precautions. Don't overlook them, as Sharon Osbourne did - today's headline could have been much worse.

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    It may sound heartless, so downvote if you wish, but since they're both ok and everything I really just wanna see a pic of Ozzy with half his hair gone and no eyebrows.
    The man is indestructable
    Bono is indestructible
    Two things will survive an atomic bomb: Cockroaches and Ozzy Osbourne.
    Keith Richards.
    My Last Words
    ""Keef", as the Rolling Stone guitarist is lovingly known, was holidaying at the luxurious Club Resort on Wakaya, Fiji, when he and fellow Stone Ronnie Wood decided to explore the same tree. The consequences were spectacular. Half-way up Richards - reformed heroin addict and one-time hellraiser - slipped and fell to the ground, severely banging his head in the process." (age 62) Just give him eternal life already, legend.
    Mick Jagger
    Oh come on, why the downvotes, I'm pretty sure the stones have sold their souls for eternal life! By all odds they should be dead by now, but they just keep going! and producing tracks like Doom and Gloom, which has overtaken Jumping Jack Flash as my favourite stones track.
    Lets be honest here...They found 7 Dragonballs and wished for eternal life.
    Ozzy should have been dead 30 years ago from all the drugs he's done, you think a fire will do shit?
    Not to mention the ATV accident during filming of the Osbournes. Ozzy is invincible.
    I'm Wondering if losing half his hair will make him look like Skrillex in 50 years?
    Well, I guess losing half your hair is still better than "burnt corpse" and still beats "lost half your scalp", but reaching 64 with you own hair as a metalhead and then... well, I'd have a certain wife sleep in the garden shed for a couple nights as a reminder...
    Well asses give shits all the time
    I'm guessing that English isn't your first language.
    No actually im icelandic and it dosent really matter if what i wrote was spelled correctly or if the grammar was a little off, atleast i came my point across. And that point is that you are an ass.
    "At five o' clock [in the morning], I heard a noise like metal had fallen" but then Ozzy woke up and metal arose from its slumber.
    man, wtf did he do to his arm in a fire? was he like banging it against stuff? atleast he will be fine by the time sabbaths sched picks up.
    "Ozzy, Sharon and two members of staff were treated for smoke inhalation." Ozzy, treated for smoke inhalation?! Hahahaha!
    Skrillex's hair caught on fire from all that greasy product crap he puts in it.
    Being a member of Black Sabbath in the last years has been something of a curse. Dio dies RIP, Bill Ward quits Black Sanbath, Tony Iommi has a battle with cancer and OZZY is burned in a fire. I hope nothing happens to Geezer.
    Ozzy, Sharon and two members of staff were treated for smoke inhalation. I'm pretty sure that's not the worst thing ozzy has had in his body.
    Now Ozzy and James Hetfield have something in common
    Ozzy's a ****ing trooper, he'll be fine! He'll probably have to wear a wig or some hair extensions for the rest of his life now though, I doubt his hair still grows now.
    In all honesty though, this makes me a bit worried about the recording process of 13. Hopefully he'll be OK to go on with the schedule.
    Michael Stewart
    Why the **** did you have post hat piece of shit Skrillex in this article???? It has nothing to do with Ozzy. Make a separate article for him!!!!
    Lucky that nothing really bad happened to any of them, but why lighting a candle in the first place?
    Sharon: "I heard a noise like metal falling" So you heard Ozzy fall down the stairs?