Ozzy fully expected having to go back to Birmingham, but unexpectedly Don Arden signed him to Jet Records and attached his daughter Sharon to take care of him “to protect his investment”. In 1980, Ozzy released Blizzard of Ozz, which didn’t manage to chart any songs – however, achieved a multi-platinum status. He promptly released a second album, Diary of a Madman, and started touring.
His continued substance abuse issues continued and caused friction with his new workmates as well. The group quickly tired of his unpredictability, especially after numerous shows of the 81-82 tour had to be canceled. His constant intoxication also became a reason for multiple awkward but amusing stories. For example, in February of 82 Osbourne managed to get banned from the city of San Antonio for a decade because he urinated on a cenotaph while wearing Sharon’s dress.
1982 turned out to be a significant year for Ozzy. On the one hand, he lost a friend and groupmate Randy Rhodes, which sent him into a deep and prolonged depression. On the other, he married Sharon the same year.
The couple later had three children: Aimee, Jack, and Kelly.