The former Black Sabbath rocker is currently sober after a long battle with drink and drugs, and couldn't face being surrounded by bottles of booze and drunken celebrities.
Organisers of the 25th annual ceremony have laid on 6,000 bottles of champagne and 10,000 bottles of wine for the star guests, after an alcohol-ban in 2003 proved for a boring awards.
Ozzy explains, "I don't drink so all the flowing wine is no fun. I haven't touched alcohol for ten months."10/02/2005 03:56