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Ozzy Osbourne: '9/11 comments were taken out of context'

Ozzy Osbourne is apologizing after comments about feeling "excited" by the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City were accredited to him, insisting his words were taken out of context.

The Black Sabbath star reportedly told Shortlist magazine he liked the "kind of craziness" that enveloped New York City in the days and weeks following the 2001 plane attacks on the Twin Towers.


In a story picked up by MailOnline.com, Osbourne allegedly said, "I wasn't scared, I was excited! It was my kind of craziness, you know. It was so f**king weird. Everybody just backed off Manhattan because they didn't know if it was an all-out thing or what."


Osbourne has since come forward to clarify the quotes after critics lashed out at him for his insensitive comments.


A statement reads: "Several quotes were pulled from another interview I did for The Shortlist that was posted earlier in the day and were taken out of context to create The Mail Online story about 9-11.


"I apologize to anyone who may see these quotes and believe this is actually how I feel. Please know that I would never want to offend or hurt anyone - that was never or would ever (sic) be my intention. You would think that at my age I would finally realize that any conversation with a journalist can be twisted, reprinted and made into another story. It's another life lesson learned.


"My representatives have asked The Mail Online to pull the piece, but of course, they’ve refused and now it has been subsequently picked up worldwide because of the sensational slant The Mail Online put on the story. Love and peace to everyone. May your God go with you."