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Ozzy Osbourne admits drink and drug relapse

By | Published on Wednesday 17 April 2013

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne has published a statement denying rumours that he and wife Sharon are on the verge of divorce – as has been claimed in the last week – but admitting that he has begun drinking and using drugs again in the last year and a half.

Writing on his Facebook page, Osbourne said: “For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs. 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”.

Osbourne has had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, though had been clean for a number of years.