Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed what an off the record Tony Iommi comment had previously started rumors of -- a full-on Black Sabbath reunion.

In a recent interview with The Prince of Darkness, Billboard asked about the possibilty of the rumored Black Sabbath reunion. Ozzy confirmed the rumors to be true, but didn't sound hopeful that the reunion would go full term:

"Yes, it's a very, very strong possibility. It's in the very early stages, so we haven't recorded anything yet. If it works out, it'll work out. If it doesn't, I'll keep doing my thing."

While the original lineup did tour in 2005, they haven't released a new studio album since 1978's 'Never Say Die!'. Ozzy's latest statements seem to indicate that a new album will be part of the plan this time around -- that is -- if things don't fall apart too early.

In the meantime the Ozzman will be busy promoting his upcoming book of...uh, medical advice -- 'Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy' -- which will go on sale October 11th.