Monday, April 15, 2013

Black Sabbath: Ozzy Osbourne admits drug relapse

On the heels of rumours that Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, have split after 31 years of marriage, comes word from the Black Sabbath singer that he’s been dealing with a drug relapse issue.

“For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs,” posted Ozzy in a statement Monday evening. “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,” he continued. “I’m just trying to be a better person. I would like to apologize to Sharon, my family, my friends and my band mates for my insane behavior during this period………and my fans. God Bless, Ozzy.”

A spokesman for Sharon immediately denied the breakup rumours, saying the couple “were still together,” adding, “they’ve both got huge work commitments.”

Ozzy and Black Sabbath are gearing up for the April 20 kick off to their world tour in support of their forthcoming new album, “13.”

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