Amidst rumors that his 31-year marriage was on the rocks, rocker Ozzy Osbourne came to the defense of his relationship with wife Sharon Monday night, meanwhile dropping the bombshell that for more than a year, he has been "in a dark place" due to a relapse with alcohol and drugs.
The 64-year-old singer, who has a history of substance abuse, took to his Facebook page
to clear the air with his eight million-plus followers and let them know rumors regarding his imminent divorce were untrue, as well as apologize to his wife, family and Black Sabbath bandmates for his behavior as of late.
For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs. I was in a very dark place and was an a**hole 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 apologize to Sharon, my family, my friends and my band mates for my insane behavior during this period………and my fans.
Osbourne (as well as his son Jack) have been very public about their struggles with addiction in the past. The Black Sabbath singer and his bandmates are currently on tour promoting their most recent album 13, released last June.