Sharon Osbourne wasn’t happy about husband Ozzy Osbourne’s recent drug relapse,
but after decades standing by his side through his struggles and demons, she’s not walking away now. At least that’s what she said on Tuesday on her syndicated chat show “The Talk.”
Osbourne told her audience that she didn’t know Ozzy was using prescription drugs, but that she caught on to his drinking, which she thought was just occasional. “It’s our business. We’re dealing with it,” she said. “We’re not getting divorced.”
Saying that Ozzy’s Facebook post about his 18-month prescription drug and alcohol relapse said it all, Sharon lashed out at the tabloid reporting that has claimed the pair were splitting up, among other things. “Everything that was printed in the tabloids has been…distorted,” she said. “There’s always a little seed of truth to everything that gets reported, but then it gets very distorted … He’s been in a very dark place. That’s true, it’s very true … everybody knows he’s been struggling with this his entire life.”
The nearly two-minute segment ended with her saying they weren’t splitting, but adding, “However, am I happy? No. Am I upset? Yes, I am. I’m devastated right now. It’s a disease that not only hurts the person that has the disease but it hurts the family, it hurts people who love you. We’re dealing with it, we’ve dealt with worse and we will deal with it and this too shall pass.”
Her fortitude earned applause from her co-panelists and the audience, but never the victim, Osbourne ended her segment with one of her legendary warnings. “Otherwise,” she said, “my husband will be taken to hospital to get my foot removed from his arse.”
Ozzy is slated to kick off the Australian tour in support of his first album with Black Sabbath in 35 years, 13, on Thursday night in Brisbane.