A Swedish TV host has cancelled an interview with rock hellraiser Ozzy OSBOURNE, because he is offended by the singer's Satanic image.

According to American gossip site THE SCOOP, RICKARD SJöBERG feared appearing on screen with the bat-munching former Black Sabbath frontman would help promote his "evil messages".

Sjöberg says, "To me, Ozzy is so strongly associated with a questionable lifestyle, Satanism and evil messages that I felt I couldn't do the job justice considering the format of these interviews. It would have just strengthened his position."

18/05/2004 17:09