Ozzy denies paternity claim. He says a vasectomy 17 years ago means he couldn't have fathered woman's child

By Gary Susman
Updated June 24, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne’s memory may not be what it used to be, but he’s sure he didn’t father Sheron Lutz’s child. According to the New York Daily News, she’s the woman who claims her little princeling of darkness, whom she named Ozzy Jr., is the reality-show rocker’s love child. She says she and Ozzy Sr. hooked up at a party in 1996, and the result is the six-year-old, who she says even has a speech impediment that resembles that of the Black Sabbath frontman.

However, Ozzy issued a statement through a spokesperson that says he had a vasectomy 17 years ago, has no idea who Lutz is, and has no intention of giving her any money. Also, the spokesperson said, Ozzy’s garbled speech is a result of his ”lifestyle,” not his genes. Said Ozzy, ”The most precious thing I have in my life is my marriage and my children and now someone is trying to destroy the harmony in my family. That is not going to happen.” Ozzy has five acknowledged children, two by first wife Thelma Mayfair, and three by wife of 20 years Sharon, including ”The Osbournes” stars Kelly and Jack.

Ozzy did say last week that he’d welcome one more kid into his household: Prince William. On the occasion of the British royal’s 21st birthday, the Prince of F—in’ Darkness sent the real prince a message, stating, ”I’ve been told that you want to come and live in America. You’re more than welcome to come and live in my house.” No word from Buckingham Palace on whether William intends to take Ozzy up on the offer.