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12/1/03 - London

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne Tells Newspaper He Was Abused as a Child in Britain

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne tells a British newspaper he was sexually abused repeatedly as a child.

Osbourne tells The Daily Mirror he suffered the emotional effects of the abuse long into his adult years.

Osbourne says two older boys started abusing him when he was eleven years old. He says it occurred after school on a regular basis.

Osbourne says he was afraid to report the incidents to his parents and only this year began to come to terms with the emotional effects.

The former Black Sabbath lead singer said what happens early in life affects a person's entire life.

He said, quote, "If you build a wall with rocky foundations you are going to have pretty unstable wall when it's finished."

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