Nearly fourteen thousand people have added their names to an online petition calling for Birmingham's 'Dark Knight of Rock' to be given a knighthood.
The campaign to get the Black Sabbath frontman bestowed the honour was started by Australian superfan Helen Maidiotis.
Helen’s mission statement says:
The 46-year-old heavy metal fanatic’s Facebook page, entitled ‘The Knighthood of Ozz’, has even been backed by the star’s daughter Kelly who tweeted:
“This really needs to happen.”
Helen began her campaign to make Aston-born Ozzy a knight a year ago after being told her plan to secure similar honours for the entire line-up, which also includes Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, was unlikely to succeed.
Helen is using the hashtag #KNIGHTOZZYOSBOURNE on social media in a bid to spread the word.
Meanwhile, Ozzy, 65, is riding high after the band’s comeback album ‘13’ soared to the top of the charts.