Reformed hellraiser Ozzy Osbourne fears he's so unlucky he'll

become the first person in Britain to catch avian influenza.

The PARANOID rocker, who has a well-publicised history of alcohol and drug abuse, worries about the chances of bird flu spreading across Europe to the UK.

And wry Osbourne, who spends his time between his homes in Los Angeles and Buckinghamshire, England, jokes that if anybody will catch the disease, it will be him.

Speaking on BBC Radio 2 this morning (12NOV05), Osbourne said, "I don't smoke, drink or take drugs anymore.

"(But) knowing my luck, a bird will c**p on me and I'll get bird flu on the way home."