Bill Ward says that Black Sabbath’s claims that he was too ill to take part in their reunion are false. He tells Ghost Cult: “I spent nearly a year with Black Sabbath, working on what would have been the 13 album.
“I was never in a position where I was never able to drum. It’s really sad that those statements made about me that inferred that I wasn’t able to drum.
“Never at any time was my drumming impaired, my health impaired or my ability to play drums. I’m so angry about those suggestions.”
Ward demands an apology from Ozzy Osbourne before he’d consider taking part in the band’s 2016 farewell tour, and last month, guitarist Tony Iommi said that the drummer’s return is up to Ward.