Osbourne’s Sunbed Agony

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September 13, 2010 | 12:00pm EST

Rock hellraiser Ozzy Osbourne steers clear of sunbeds – he once received severe burns when he fell asleep topping up his tan.

The former Black Sabbath frontman climbed on to a tanning machine at a salon to give his skin a golden glow, but dozed off and awoke hours later in agony.

In his column for Britain’s Sunday Times Magazine, he writes, “Whatever you do… don’t go to a tanning salon. I went into one of those joints once, turned the machine straight up to level 10, and passed out on the bed. I woke up a few hours later looking like I’d been hit by an atomic bomb.

“I was furious with myself for months, ‘cos I could hardly walk – never mind smile, or bend over, or do anything that involved creasing even the tiniest part of my skin. I might as well have paid someone to throw me in a bath of acid.”