Can you just imagine?! In addition to having to deal with some GPs who are actually “pharmaceutical salespeople”, what if your local doctor was the legendary and infamous rocker Ozzy Osbourne?
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will remember I did an entry last year about Ozzy being a three-issue columnist for Rolling Stone magazine and England’s Sunday Times.
He basically answered readers’ questions in a light-hearted style with the primary focus being health…considering that Osbourne refers to himself as a ‘medical miracle’ for still being alive after his wild party days a few decades ago which revolved around hard drinking, promiscuity and especially…lots and lots of drugs.
You’d think that this fun, almost humorous approach to ‘medical advice’ would have run its course, but think again - Ozzy is back and his ‘helpful health anecdotes’ will be available in a book later this year…the title being Ask Dr. Ozzy.
Now before I carry on, I must point out the obvious…this book (or any form of health and/or medical advice that spews from Ozzy’s lips) should not be taken seriously. In fact, the man himself says just that (including his column):
“It’s not a serious thing. I mean, I’m the last person to ask advice about health. It’s just, it’s not fit to be taken seriously. I mean - and I’m not doing it, I’m not writing the column personally, I’ve got a guy coming around, the guy who did my book, Chris Ayres, is doing the column. He brings me the column things and I just joke about it, you know. ‘Cause if you believe me, you’ll end up in the lunatic asylum.”
In his first column for the Sunday Times, Ozzy had the following to say (which in all due respect, should be reflect his genuine intent to help steer his fans and readers of the content to make healthier choices in life):
“If people can learn from my stupid mistakes without having to repeat any of them, or if they can take some comfort from the crazy things my family has been through over the years…that’s more than enough for me… By all accounts, I’m a medical miracle. When I die, I should donate my body to the Natural History Museum.”
The book is expected to be released in October later this year so as soon as I get myself a copy, I’ll be sure to give you a brief review of its content and ‘Dr. Ozzy’s advice”.