Former Ozzy Osbourne drummer Lee Kerslake has received the platinum discs he asked the vocalist for last month.

Kerslake played on Ozzy’s first two solo albums Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman, but due to a legal dispute over credits, the drummer didn’t get the recognition for the part he played in their creation.

Speaking with the Metal Voice last month, Kerslake – whose doctors recently gave him eight months to live due to his bone and prostate cancer – revealed he had written a letter to Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne asking for the discs.

He said, “I would like to get a couple of them to put on my wall before I die. It’s on my ‘bucket list.’”

Over the weekend, Ozzy posted a picture of Kerslake with the discs, saying: “I’m so glad that Lee Kerslake is enjoying his Blizzard and Diary platinum albums. I hope you feel better. Love, Ozzy.”

The Metal Voice also report that the discs will be officially presented to the drummer at the Hall Of Heavy Metal History on January 23 in Anaheim by CEO Pat Guesaldo.

The occasion will be filmed for inclusion in Kerslake’s documentary, which is currently being worked on.

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  • Tyger of Pan Tang on

    Kudos to Ozzy – and thanks Eddie for keeping up the pressure on the Osbournes through your platform!

  • Doug R. on

    It’s a shame that it took this long, but I guess it’s better late than never.

  • Taskerofpuppets on

    Hell must’ve froze over-glad he got them. What a great drummer.

  • RobT on

    Kind of sad, but glad he got his wish. Those first two albums I feel were the best ones out of the whole catalog.

  • Rattlehead on

    Frankie Banali wants his platinum record for writing the drum intro on “Over The Mountain” :o)

    Good for Lee for finally getting these platinum records, even though I think it was a stunt for public relations damage control. And shame on the Osbournes for not financially rewarding Lee and Bob for their contributions to those first two Ozzy albums and for their terrible treatment since then.

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