Ozzy's hay fever hell
09:30 26 August 2005
Ozzy Osbourne is quitting his Ozzfest festival - because of hay fever.
The wild rocker's wife, Sharon, has revealed her husband will no longer be joining her on the annual music tour because the outside venues cause his allergies to flare up.
She confessed: "He's been having a lot of voice problems. Ozzy suffers from hay fever. When the pollen count is high, he's just wiped out. And there's only so many things he can take for it."
This year's Ozzfest has been hit with controversy after Iron Maiden were pelted with debris by outraged Ozzy fans.
Fans claim Sharon and her daughter, Kelly, encouraged the crowd at the Californian concert to throw eggs and beer bottles at the heavy metal band after lead singer Bruce Dickinson slammed her husband, Ozzy.
Iron Maiden also experienced sound problems during their set and a man wearing a T-shirt proclaiming 'Don't f*** with Ozzy' jumped on stage.
Sharon was reportedly furious after the rocker criticised their reality show, 'The Osbournes', and claimed Ozzy used a Teleprompter on stage.
After Iron Maiden's performance, she took to the stage and branded Dickinson a "pr*ck".
However, she denies any involvement in the pelting incident or technical problems.
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