Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he tried to call in on the late Motörhead front-man Lemmy on the day he past away in December 2015.
He explained: “I miss having him around, he was a good guy, Lemmy Kilmister,” said Ozzy. “I phoned him on the day he died. I knew he was dying. He didn’t even know it was me. I had to say to him: ‘It’s Ozzy, Lem.’ He just gurgled down the phone to me. I said ‘Lemmy, for fuck sake, stay there, I’m coming.’
“I said to Sharon: ‘Fuck it, get in the car, we’re going around to his apartment.’ And just as we were leaving she came up to me and said: ‘Don’t worry, he’s gone.’ And I went ‘Oh god…’ I just sunk. It hit me really hard, I’m not going to pretend it didn’t.”
Recalling the memorial services for Lemmy, Ozzy explained that it was a who’s who type of event with the likes of Dave Grohl, Slash and Lars Ulrich in attendance. He went on to say: “His memorial was something else as well,” said Ozzy. “I thought to myself, ‘Jesus, if he was looking down at this shower!’ There was a tray of drinks as you went into the church. I thought ‘This is Lemmy alright!’
“All of the original members of that band are gone now, Eddie went earlier in the year and Phil went a few years back as well.
“They opened for me on my first American tour, that’s a memory I’ll take to my grave you know. Good times, they were all good guys, I miss them all to be honest.“
“You have to look at it and wonder how you’ve managed to stay here this long. We’ve lost some good ones, you know.”