Ozzy Osbourne says shooting cats and birds with rifle kept him sane in lockdown

Ozzy Osbourne has horrified fans with his latest confession.

The former rock star, 72, has claimed that while in lockdown, he’s been shooting innocent cats and birds that wander into his garden with a rifle.

The Black Sabbath rocker admitted that he found the activity ‘good fun’, but due to his battle with Parkinson’s Disease, his ‘aim’ has been quite bad, meaning that most of the time, the small animals have been able to escape Ozzy’s attack.

Speaking about the shootings, Ozzy told a radio station: "It gets me out of my head, man.

"When I am in my house, I worry I never am going to walk properly.

“When I first started this thing, I could not shoot. Now there are dead cats and birds every minute.”

The reality TV star went on to admit that taking shots at animals would help keep him ‘sane’ during lockdown as he was holed up at home for months on end due to his condition.

Although he spares the small animals their lives, Ozzy revealed that he shoots in their direction in the hope that they will ‘f**k off out of his garden.

While Ozzy is famous for his love of dogs, with him and Sharon treating them like their children, the singer has previously been open about his mistreatment of other animals.

In 1982, the rocker shocked fans when he famously bit off a bat's head while on stage during a live performance.

Ozzy has previously apologised for his treatment of animals, saying: "I’ve done a lot of stupid things, but you learn by your mistakes.”

After getting wind Ozzy’s disturbing lockdown hobby, fans flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts.

“Ozzy Osbourne should be so ashamed of himself. Promoting violence against animals is just not okay, especially given the fact he’s in the public eye and has such a massive following,” fumed one user.

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“Admitting to shooting at cats and birds because it kept him ‘sane’ in lockdown. No sir, you must be INSANE to do that to a poor defenseless animal,” another echoed.

Meanwhile, a third added: “Ozzy Osbourne does not pass the vibe check. How cruel do you have to be to that to an innocent animal who is just going about their day. Those poor creatures.”

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