Ozzy Osbourne: 10,000 Sign Knighthood Petition

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Sir Ozzy Osbourne – it does have a nice ring to it.

If one loyal fan has her way, the "Godfather of Heavy Metal" will be knighted very soon. Over 10,000 fans have signed a petition seeking knighthood for the 65-year-old singer on Causes.com.

Helen Maidiotis started the petition in February and the amount of signatures increased significantly over the past few days after the campaign started to gain a little momentum.

The goal in her effort is to attract the attention of the United Kingdom's Honors and Appointments Secretariat, David Spooner. She has roughly another 10 weeks to collect signatures before the secretariat begins the honors and appointments selection process.

“I am petitioning for Ozzy Osbourne, frontman for Black Sabbath to receive a Knighthood after over 40 years of service to the music industry,” Maidiotis wrote in the petition. “Now in his mid 60's, I believe the time has come for him to receive a Knighthood. Please consider Mr Osbourne for this honour as it is well deserved and long over due.”

Maidiotis, 45, said she originally wanted to get every member of Black Sabbath knighted, but decided she'd have more luck if she focused her efforts on Osbourne alone.

“I have fought long and hard for this along with my followers on The Knighthood Of Ozz Facebook page, and though, at times, I feel like we are not getting anywhere, I am not one for giving up,” Maidiotis told the Birmingham Mail. “I intend to see this right through to the end, whatever the outcome.”

In order to Osbourne to become a knight like Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John, it would have to be determined if he has made “significant contributions to national life.”

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