Ozzy sorry for falling off wagon
Ozzy Osbourne has apologised to his wife, friends, family and his Black Sabbath bandmates after admitting he spent 18 months drinking and taking drugs again – and it turned him into an “asshole.”
He’s released a brief statement in response to media reports that he and Sharon had split up, stating that he ended his new period of substance abuse at the beginning of March.
Ozzy explains via Facebook: “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 band mates for my insane behavior during this period – and my fans. God bless.”
The couple’s son Jack recently responded to the suggestion his parents had split by calling it “bullshit.” A spokesman told the Birmingham Mail that while Ozzy and Sharon were living separately it was due to work commitments.
Sabbath will release 13 – their first record with Ozzy since 1978 – on June 10. The first single, God is Dead?, is set for release on April 19. They’ll debut their track The End Of The Beginning on US TV show CSI next month.
1. End Of The Beginning (8:07)
2. God Is Dead? (8:54)
3. Loner (5:06)
4. Zeitgeist (4:28)
5. Age Of Reason (7:02)
6. Live Forever (4:49)
7. Damaged Soul (7:43)
8. Dear Father (7:06)