Ozzy turned himself around in 80 days
Sharon Osbourne has hailed husband Ozzy’s determination to clean himself up after he admitted he’d gone back to drink and drugs earlier this year.
The Black Sabbath singer admitted in April that he’d fallen off the wagon 18 months previously, and he’d been an “asshole” to those he loved. He’d been clean for over 40 days at the time, during which Sharon had temporarily distanced herself from him, but insisted they weren’t going to split over his problem.
Now she says Ozzy’s doing “incredibly well.”
She tells USAToday: “It’s amazing to see how somebody, in just over 80 days, can change their life around. He’s gone from hating himself, from a place of despair, to being a responsible husband and father again. It’s amazing to see – I’m very proud of him.”
Sharon notes her husband is “not the only person that suffers from addiction” and outlines her attitude to the battle against it: “Tomorrow’s a new day and you start all over again. You just don’t give up. It doesn’t matter what you have, your position in live – you still have those demons in you. It’s the same battle for everyone.”
Black Sabbath are poised to release 13, their reunion album with Ozzy, on June 10. Guitarist Tony Iommi recently explained he’d cut negotiations short with drummer Bill Ward – who hadn’t committed to returning – because his cancer battle led him to believe he was running out of time to make the record.
Sabbath tour the UK in December:
Dec 10: 02 Arena, London
Dec 12: Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Dec 14: Arena, Sheffield
Dec 16: Hydro, Glasgow
Dec 18: Arena, Manchester
Dec 20: LG Arena, Birmingham