Sharon Osbourne has revealed that her husband Ozzy has admitted to having a sex addiction, and that he has cheated on her with five women in five different countries.
The black Sabbath singer and his wife had been through a lot, Sharon shares.
“The shit that’s been going on with my husband recently, it’s been going on for about five years, but people are talking about it now. We’ve survived everything, drink, drugs and now it’s women.”
“Somehow drugs and drink is more acceptable I think. When it’s somebody that has a sex addiction, it’s embarrassing. He’s come out and admitted it finally. It’s very, very hard. It’s been going on for at least six years,” the 63-year-old mother of three has told The Sunday Times.
Sharon also said the antidepressants she was on for 20 years stopped working last year.
“I had a very bad time last year. I had a kind of breakdown. I couldn’t speak, I’d get out of bed to go to the studio, come back and get into bed,” she said.
Ozzy had previously been open about his sex addiction when he was caught in a relationship with celeb hairstylist Michelle Pugh. He says that the relationship wasn’t romantic at all.
“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. I’d also like to apologize to the other women I have been having sexual relationships with,” Ozzy said in an interview.
In spite of the issue, Ozzy was thankful for having Sharon as his wife, saying, “Out of bad comes good. Since the press exposed this, I have gone into intense therapy. I am mortified at what my behavior has done to my family. I thank God that my incredible wife is at my side to support me.”
Last March, during one of Sharon’s talk shows, she revealed she once caught Ozzy in bed with two of the nannies hired to look after their children.
“We used to have four nannies, because I had three children. I would work five days a week, I would travel,” Sharon said. “I’m telling you, they were the bane of my existence. They were all wanting to be celebrities. They were all wanting money… I caught two of them in bed with Ozzy! At the end of the day, I hired a manny called ‘Big Dave.’ Never trust a nanny!” she added.
Sharon is now saying Ozzy will participate in therapy for sex addiction when the rock and roll stars finish their final tour in February next year.
In an emotional confession on The Talk, she said, “After the [Black Sabbath] tour, he goes in as an inpatient for three months. He’s working at it. It’s hard because it affects the whole family. And, it’s quite embarrassing to talk about. He really wants to work on it. Today, we’ll see.”
Suspect a loved one has a sex addiction?
Often referred to as hypersexuality disorder, sex addiction is really a struggle with compulsive behavior. In many ways, it’s similar to compulsive gambling, eating, or video gaming. In other words, it’s not really about the sex.
If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from a sex addiction, then take our free 3 minute assessment.
Take the Test