Thursday 29 September 2016

Singer Ozzy Osbourne undergoing therapy for sex addiction

Published 03/08/2016 | 22:01

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are back together after splitting up for a spell
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are back together after splitting up for a spell

Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he is undergoing "intense therapy" for a "sex addiction" that nearly resulted in the disintegration of his marriage to Sharon Osbourne.

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The 67-year-old Black Sabbath singer said in a statement that he was "mortified" at the effect of his behaviour on his family.

The announcement came after hair stylist Michelle Pugh told People magazine she had a "very real relationship" with the rocker, lasting four years.

Earlier this year, Mr Osbourne moved out of the family home, with Mrs Osbourne suggesting in May that their 34-year marriage could come to an end.

After reports of the split, the 63-year-old told US television chat show The Talk that she had "no idea" if she shared a future with her husband.

However, the couple later indicated they were back together.

Mr Osbourne said in a statement: "Over the last six years, I have been dealing with a sex addiction. I'm sorry if Ms Pugh took our sexual relationship out of context.

"I'd also like to apologise to the other women I have been having sexual relationships with."

He added: "Out of bad comes good. Since the press exposed this, I have gone into intense therapy. I am mortified at what my behaviour has done to my family.

"I thank God that my incredible wife is at my side to support me."

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