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Ozzy Osbourne receives cross made out of World Trade Centre rubble

Ozzy Osbourne received a special metal cross made from the rubble of the World Trade Center's South Tower in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks back in 2001. The Black Sabbath frontman was staying in New York at the time of the atrocity.

To mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy, wife and former X-Factor judge, Sharon recalled her personal feelings of the events while hosting her U.S. show 'The Talk on Thursday'. It was during this airing that she revealed details of the cross Ozzy was gifted from a team of brave firefighters.

Sharon commented, "That morning we went downstairs for breakfast. The kids and I. And we're in the dining room and there was Major Bloomberg... And then all of these men came and whispered in his ear... And he went off... And then we go upstairs, (and we're) watching the news and then we see what the whole world saw."

"You can't take like, this, 'Oh poor me, I'm so scared.' I was blessed that I had my family with me. But it leaves you totally numb. And to think now... 10 years later, it's still going on because our men and women from all over the world, not just here (in America), are still fighting."

"I can remember the day that it happened; we went up to the roof of the hotel and we were looking down 5th Avenue. There was nothing. There was nobody. There were no birds. There was nothing. It was silent. And that silence is terrifying."

"We got out of New York... and drove back to L.A.. And driving across the country it was unbelievable, just that same eerie silence."

But Ozzy couldn't stop thinking about the devastated people back on the East Coast and returned two weeks later to play a concert for the firemen and first responders - and his selfless act was graciously received.

"They made him this cross, which is made of one of the girdles from the South Tower. And when they gave it to him, it was two weeks later, literally, this isn't an exaggeration, it was still warm (from the burning)." 

Ozzy Osbourne's new documentary film, 'God Bless Ozzy Osbourne', is about to be publicly released and you can watch Ozzy's personal invitation here: