Rocker Ozzy Osbourne is using his recent quad bike accident to his advantage - by pretending he has amnesia when he doesn't want to talk to reporters.

Last month (DEC03), the former Black Sabbath frontman suffered multiple injuries in the crash, which left him in a British hospital for weeks. And now he's back home in Los Angeles, Ozzy has found a useful method of pushing away unwanted attention.

His wife SHARON says, "Yesterday a journalist happened to get our home phone number and they called up and asked to speak to Ozzy. I said, 'What do you want him for?' And they said, 'We wanna ask him about what happened in the accident.'

"This guy asked (Ozzy) this big long question and he goes, 'I've got amnesia. I can't remember anything," before slamming he phone down.

28/01/2004 15:43