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Ozzy\'s health advice column is compiled in new book

The book, entitled Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy – Advice from Rock's Ultimate Survivor, finds the Prince Of Darkness tackling a wide range of topics, as well as medical advice, statistical infographics and detailed sidebars. According to reports the book will also offer memoir-style survival stories never before published. The book compiles Ozzy's columns for the Sunday Times and Rolling Stone magazine.

Ozzy's advice in the book is generally given in the form of an anecdote about the hijinks of his younger days, but the columns also have included more serious subject matter - such as insight on how he coped when wife Sharon was diagnosed with cancer, and warnings against the risk of cocaine: "[it] puts a lot of stress on that little wotsit that hangs down at the back of your throat – the epiglottis, or the 'clack,' as I've always called it. In the mid-1970s, I was taking so much coke, I tore my clack in half."

Ozzy told The Pulse of Radio in 2010 that the column would be written in collaboration with Chris Ayers, who co-wrote Ozzy's I Am Ozzy autobiography. "He brings me the column things and I just joke about it, you know," Ozzy said, "'Cause if you believe me, you'll end up in the lunatic asylum."

The book is due on 11 October.

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