Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne embrace during first public appearance together since reports of their split

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Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne put on brave faces as they appeared in public together for the first time since news of their split was reported.

The couple reunited at the Palladium in Los Angeles for a press conference where they announced the merging of heavy metal music festivals, Ozzfest and Slipknot's Knotfest.

After taking to the stage, Sharon, 63, said she wanted to "introduce some friends of mine" before calling out her estranged husband's name.

Ozzy and Sharon during the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest news conference
Ozzy and Sharon during the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest news conference (Chris Pizzello/AP)

The Black Sabbath frontman, 67, then appeared and gave Sharon a brief hug. Photographs of the pair later showed him kissing Sharon on the cheek.

The event came just two days after Sharon admitted she had "no idea" if she has a future with Ozzy after she kicked him out of their home.

She told US television chat show The Talk that she "can't keep living like this" as she addressed reports the couple's 33-year marriage could be coming to an end.

Ozzy and Sharon during the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest news conference
(Chris Pizzello/AP)

Sharon, who is a panellist on the programme, appeared on Tuesday's episode holding a glass of lemonade, an apparent reference to Beyonce's new album which contains lyrics about infidelity.

Ozzy has fought a public battle with drug and alcohol addiction throughout their marriage but has insisted that any reports suggesting he was using drugs again were "completely inaccurate".

Ozzy and Sharon during the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest news conference
(Chris Pizzello/AP)

The pair met in the 1970s via her father Don Arden, who was managing the heavy metal group at that time. The pair wed in 1982 and have three children together: Jack, Kelly and Aimee.

The Osbourne family found a new level of fame when they appeared on the MTV reality show The Osbournes from 2002 to 2005.