ROCK legend Ozzy Osbourne wowed followers with a shock hometown efficiency on the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.
The Black Sabbath frontman, 73, took to the stage to carry out 1970 hit “Paranoid” throughout the ceremony’s finale.
Ozzy Osbourne carried out on stage throughout the Closing Ceremony for the 2022 Commonwealth GamesCredit: PA
Fireworks went off because the rocker shocked followers at Alexander StadiumCredit: PA
The night time was filled with spectacular showcases because the ending of the video games was celebratedCredit: AFP
The Commonwealth Games had been held in Birmingham between July 28 and August 8Credit: PA
He has not carried out for over 5 years as a result of unwell well being however seemed revitalised two months after spouse Sharon Osbourne revealed his current “life-altering” neck and again surgical procedure.
Other stand-out performances got here from Jorja Smith, Dexys Midnight Runners and Mahalia.
Without unique member and lead vocalist Ali Campbell, his brother’s model of UB40 performed a rendition of Red Red Wine to the amped up viewers.
Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, was seen within the crowd together with different Royals who seemed to be having fun with the showcase.
Viewers had been handled to a sneak preview of the brand new Peaky Blinders stage present and
The night time celebrated the area’s unimaginable contribution to music; over time, many profitable artists have hailed from the West Midlands.
These of those have included Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, UB40’s Ali Campbell, Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and John Taylor in addition to Slade members Don Powell, Jim and Neville ‘Noddy’ Holder.
The night time additionally gave a nod to how within the West Midlands has modified over time with the beginning of the present kicked off by youngsters taking part in hopscotch with a background of a Fifties native neighbourhood.
R&B singer Jorja Smith celebrated Birmingham’s affect on heavy metals by rocking out with Judas Priest.
The Earl of Wessex formally closed the ceremony, saying: “Every 4 years, we endeavour to return collectively to have a good time our Commonwealth by means of sport.
“Thanks to the way, type and enthusiasm with which you could have competed, officiated, supported, organised and volunteered, you could have, as soon as once more, introduced the spirit and values of the Commonwealth to life.
“You have impressed us and hopefully future generations. You have additionally demonstrated what unites us. Thank you, Birmingham.”
The night time was concluded with Ozzy’s shock efficiency with the Aston-born rocker belting out the phrases to their smash Paranoid.
The 2022 Commonwealth Games had been held in Birmingham, England between July 28 and August 8, 2022.
The major venue for the Games is the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham and collaborating nations embody England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Kenya amongst many others
The packed stadium was crammed with an amped up crowd able to have a good timeCredit: PA
Fireworks marked the top of the night time for the 2022 video gamesCredit: Getty