August 3, 2016


'Mortified' Ozzy Osbourne Enters 'Intense Therapy' for Sex Addiction

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Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have been publicly dealing with troubles in their 33-year marriage recently, and it's culminated in the reveal that Ozzy is getting help. "Over the last six years, Ozzy Osbourne has been dealing with a sex addiction," a rep tells People.

Ozzy's alleged relationship with his onetime hair-colorist, Michelle Pugh, has been verified, with her telling People, "When I say he gave me the greatest love of my life, I mean it." She says their four years together "felt like an old-fashioned romance" and that Ozzy asked her to be monogamous with him. "We had a very real relationship."

Osbourne's camp's statement responds directly:

"He is sorry if Ms. Pugh took their sexual relationship out of context. He would like to apologize to the other women he has been having sexual relationships with. Out of the bad comes good. Since his relationship with Ms. Pugh was exposed, Ozzy has gone into intense therapy. Ozzy is mortified at what his behavior has done to his family. He thanks God that his incredible wife Sharon is at his side to support him."

In May, Sharon Osbourne spoke on The Talk, where she is a co-host, about kicking Ozzy out of their house. "It's right for me, because I honestly, at this point, today, have no idea what I’m going to be doing with the rest of my life," she said, later adding, "I'm 63 years of age, and I can't keep living like this."

Just last week, Ozzy told Good Morning America that "you make mistakes, and you learn by your mistakes, I think." He said their split was "a bump in the road"

Watch the Black Sabbath frontman rock with Fuse in this interview from the vault: