Ozzy Osbourne is in 'intense therapy' for sex addiction


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.

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

Ozzy Osbourne (PA)

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, Ozzy moved out of the family home, with Sharon 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.

Sharon Osbourne at Wembley Arena (Matt Crossick/PA)

However, the couple later indicated they were back together.

Ozzy 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.

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne in 2015 (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

"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."