Ozzy Osbourne has gone into “intensive therapy” to get his sex addiction under control, the Black Sabbath frontman said in a statement Wednesday.
Osbourne went on to admit that he was “mortified” by the impact that his addiction has had on his family.
The revelation came following a tumultuous few months for the rocker, during which he made headlines for a reported extramarital relationship with hair stylist Michelle Pugh, as well as a split and eventual reconciliation with Sharon Osbourne, his wife of more than 30 years.
In his statement, Osbourne apologized to Pugh, as well as “the other women I have been having sexual relationships with.
“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,” the “Iron Man” yowler said. “I’d also like to apologize to the other women I have been having sexual relationships with.”
Scandal aside, Osbourne chose to see the bright side of the situation, saying that the media scrutiny he received compelled him to seek treatment for his condition.
“Out of bad comes good. Since the press exposed this, I have gone into intense therapy,” Osbourne said. “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.”
In May, Sharon Osbourne confirmed that she had split with Ozzy on her CBS talk show “The Talk,” amid reports that the singer may have cheated on her.
“I just need time to think about myself, about what do I really want for the rest of my life,” Osbourne told her cohorts on the show.
In July, Sharon announced that she and her husband had reconciled, but nonetheless referred to him as a “dirty dog.”