Ozzy Osbourne is in 'intense therapy' for sex addiction

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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)
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)
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)
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."