British rocker Ozzy Osbourne was tempted to resort to extreme violence when he discovered the burglar who stole his wife SHARON's jewellery last year (05) hanging outside a window of his English mansion.

The former BLACK SABBATH singer fears if he had been on drugs when the crime was committed he would have acted seriously out of keeping with his normally peaceful demeanour.

The 56-year-old says, "He was hanging outside my bedroom window. I could have broken his neck like a f**king twig.

"It's a good job I wasn't stoned or I don't know what I would have done.

"But I would have had to live with it for the rest of my life. And I don't want to harm anyone."

22/03/2005 17:40