||SHARON OPENS UP ABOUT OZZY ADDICTION RELAPSE
30th September 2013
Sharon Osbourne is confessing all in her latest book 'Unbreakable' about her life in music and her life with Ozzy.
Sharon lets in the reader in to the events of this spring when she and Ozzy found themselves in therapy to deal with his latest relapse. The fact they both undertook therapy together is testament to their commitment and dedication to the life they share, inclusive of all the problems they encounter together.
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The events in the run up to the therapy sessions are set out as; Ozzy had been sober for 7 years until last summer when he started not only drinking but also using drugs again. At one point Ozzy phoned Sharon telling her that he felt he needed to be a bachelor again to which she replied with her usual candour 'Whaaaat? A bachelor? Have you heard yourself? You're a f****** pensioner. You need a bus pass, that's what you need.'
After this encounter Ozzy went missing for what started as a few hours but extended into the following day. He eventually returned with a bottle of vodka and a crate of beer which he then proceeded to consume completely. Sharon was so angry with him and determined to bring his behaviour to his attention that she sold all his cars. This did have the effect of making Ozzy take time to consider his behaviour and he sent her a text saying 'I need help. I'm hurting. I've been using for a year and a half.'
After taking time to talk and decide the next steps for them as a couple and their considerations for their family, Sharon and Ozzy started therapy together and Ozzy started attending regular AA meetings again.
Ozzy then went on to post a public apology to his fans on his Facebook page - 'For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs' wrote Osbourne. 'I was in a very dark place and was an a*****e 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 behaviour during this period ... and my fans. God Bless, Ozzy.'
Metaltalk would like to thank Sharon for sharing her latest experiences of life with Ozzy. Many people live with the influence of an addiction in their lives, be it their own or that of their partner/parent/friend. Sharon and Ozzy help others understand that life together is about honesty, sharing, appreciating that we are not perfect and are allowed to make mistakes. However, sometimes, it is best to seek help in dealing with the consequences as Sharon highlights here that she and Ozzy have done.
Unbreakable by Sharon Osbourne is published by Little, Brown on October 10 for £20.