Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon moving back to UK after 20 years to avoid tax hike

Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon Osbourne are set to return to the UK to avoid a tax hike in California.

The 79-year-old singer-songwriter and his wife, 69, have been living stateside for 20 years but are plotting a move back to Welders House in Buckinghamshire.

The US federal tax rate is 28%, with Californians having to pay an extra 13% state tax.

The Black Sabbath legend told the Mirror: "We are leaving LA. We are a bit sad. But the tax is getting too much. I am sad because I really really like staying and living there.

"If they do the taxes better then I may come back. I do not know.

"I am taking my recording studio with me. I am going to build a barn there and make my own studio at Welders. I will still be making music and my band will come over."

Ozzy has also spoken about how he is battling mental health problems as he struggled to cope with Parkinson's, the pandemic and recovery from operations.

The father-of-eight revealed that he ended up seeking therapy, with him sharing his views on such treatment.

Ozzy explained: "Over the past three years I have got a therapist. When I was a kid in England, you would not go to a therapist because they’d think you were f*****g crazy."

He further commented: "It is OK. You ain't stupid for going to a f*****g therapist, but you are stupid not to go if you need them."

The musician opened his heart about his mental health struggles on Sirius XM's Ozzy Boneyard Channel. He has spoken about how painting helped him during difficult times.

He said: "Doing my little doodles and drawings is something that I have found that has stopped me in my head from killing me. It gets your head out of your own head.

"Me left to my own devices is always a bad f*****g idea. I wake up in the mornings and get a weird feeling, like a cloud of doom over me."

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