TED NUGENT Clarifies "THE OSBOURNES" Criticism

Ted Nugent has attempted to clarify his previously-published comments about The Osbournes show, which drew the ire of Ozzy and Sharon at last week's press conference in New York. As previously reported, Nugent had told the New York Post, "I think it's an indictment to the soullessness of modern man that we get a kick out of witnessing a magnificent creature reduced to a blithering hopeless idiot."

However, Nugent now says the paper didn't print his complete statement.

"My first comment was that, isn't it fantastic and thank God. I think it saved Ozzy's life that he met and eventually married Sharon—I hope he finally realizes he is married to Sharon—because she really has managed what is left of Ozzy into a wonderful, wonderful, increased quality of life," Nugent told Launch. "I'm confident that they're sharing it with the best of their ability with their children.

"However, what is displayed on the Osbournes TV show is what I said it was," Nugent added. "Its success could be an indictment to the soullessness of my fellow Americans who don't just watch it because it's funny, because it's not funny when you see people that have a scattered shambles of a life like that. And they can criticize me and make fun of me for killing Bambi and all that other vacuous transparencies. But I wish nothing but the best for the Osbournes.

"I would like to speak to Ozzy personally about it because I mean no ill will. What I mean is strictly a good will and offer any advice that even a feeble guitar player may be able to offer, but it's all I have. So I would like to offer what I have and that is that he should really, really make every effort to steer his children away from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and fast food, all of which seem to be entering their lives and I think they're going to pay the price for it."

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