Ozzy Osbourne has broken his silence after reports surfaced that he and his wife Sharon were splitting up.
Several stories out the US reported the breakup, citing both Ozzy’s alleged affair with hairstylist Michelle Pugh and a possible relapse into drugs and alcohol.
But the rock star has spoken out in an attempt to set the record straight.
“I have been sober for three and a quarter years,” he told E! News. “I have not touched drugs or alcohol in that time. Any reports that I am not sober are completely inaccurate.”
Ozzy was spotted for the first time since the split in Los Angeles on Monday, carrying a dog and still wearing his wedding ring (above).
While the 67-year-old seems set on making things a little clearer following the breakup, his wife Sharon has been very conspicuous in her silence.
Following news of the split breaking, the TV personality failed to show up for her hosting gig on The Talk, leaving co-host Julie Chen to explain her absence.
“As we get started, Sharon is not here today,” Julie said.
“There were many tabloid headlines of her and Ozzy, rumors and speculations that they have split up after nearly 34 years of marriage," she explained.
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"Sharon understandably took today off and we are sending all of our love to her and to her family. And we ask that you do the same.”
Sharon is usually known for her outspoken and open nature and has previously had no trouble discussing the pair’s marital problems.
Her lack of willingness to talk could indeed show that she’s finally had enough.
Initial reports of the separation indicated that Sharon had confronted Ozzy with evidence of alleged infidelity and asked him to move out of the house.
If the couple has split for good this time, it will be the end of more than three decades of marriage.
The pair are the proud parents to Aimee, 32, Kelly, 31, and Jack, 30.