Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that he used both drugs and alcohol in the past 18 months, but is now sober once again
Ozzy Osbourne admits he has been using both drugs and alcohol but is now sober again and is sure he can save his marriage to Sharon Osbourne.
Once one of the strongest couples in Hollywood, split rumours first surfaced when Sharon Osbourne and her rocker hubby of over three decades were recently spotted sans wedding rings and Sharon moved into the Beverly Hills Hotel while Ozzy rented a house a few miles away.
Earlier this morning Ozzy posted on Facebook that he’s been back on drugs and the bottle for the last year-and-a-half, appearing to say that caused the rift.
‘For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs,’ he wrote. ‘I was in a very dark place and was an asshole to the people I love most, my family. However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober.
‘Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing. I’m just trying to be a better person. I would like to apologise to Sharon, my family, my friends and my bandmates for my insane behaviour during this period… and my fans.
‘God Bless, Ozzy.’
It’s unclear how permanent the split promises to be with sourcing saying that Sharon and Ozzy have done this before and will rekindle the relationship.
Ozzy, who is due to reunite with his old band Black Sabbath for a tour and the release of new record in June, has previously admitted that battling alcoholism has been the defining struggle of his life.
‘Alcoholism is ruthless. I could not stop drinking,’ he recalls of his time in the 80’s when he was a hugely successful solo artist.
‘Sharon would have parties, and I’d have to be the only one not invited. At the end of the day, I was a miserable f**king arsehole.’
Former America’s Got Talent judge Sharon escaped to the Esperanza Resort in Cabo, Mexico, this weekend to seek some peace but her marital woes were clearly still on her mind as she was seen constantly texting and making calls.
Jack, one of the couple’s five children and sister to Kelly Osbourne, recently dismissed rumours that his parents’ relationship had broken down as ‘bulls**t’.