Ozzy Wins ‘Freak Show’ Case

Ozzy Osbourne won undisclosed damages from The Daily Star, after the U.K. tabloid made scathing remarks about his hosting of this year’s Brit Awards.

The paper said the former Black Sabbath frontman ruined the show by falling over a couple of times, throwing production of the live TV show into chaos.

Under a headline reading "Ozzy Freak Show," the Star reported that Brit Award bosses called an emergency meeting over whether they should withdraw him from the February show and send him to hospital for treatment.

It also claimed Osbourne, who presented the show alongside his wife Sharon and their children Kelly and Jack, used an electric buggy to move around the set and had a place to sit in case he got tired.

The 59-year-old rocker hasn’t made any comment on the case. The damages are likely to be donated to his wife’s charity, the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program.

Osbourne lawyer John Kelly said the article had caused his client "considerable embarrassment and distress," and that the Star now accepts that the allegations were "completely untrue."

Kate Wilson, representing Express Newspapers, apologised and said the allegations should never have been published.

Sharon Osbourne is reportedly set to swap her role as a judge on reality show "The X Factor" for a place in the British version of "Dancing With The Stars."

She recently quit her job on the TV talent competition, after reportedly having a series of bitter feuds with fellow judge Dannii Minogue, Kylie’s sister.