Ozzy Osbourne vows he’s sober amid marriage rumours

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne (Image credit: Getty)

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has responded to rumours about his marriage by stating that he’s not using drink or drugs.

The notoriously troubled singer is said to have separated from wife and manager Sharon amid speculation that he was having an affair.

A spokesman confirmed that Ozzy was temporarily not living at the family home, while Sharon was absent from her daily TV chat show yesterday as a result of increased media attention.

Ozzy tells E! News: “I have been sober for three and a quarter years. I have not touched drugs or alcohol in that time.

“Any reports that I am not sober are completely inaccurate.”

Sharon’s TV co-host Julie Chen told viewers yesterday: “There were many tabloid headlines, rumours that they have split up after nearly 34 years of marriage. We are sending all our love to her and her famliy. We ask that you do the same.”

Ozzy was seen visiting an office in Los Angeles yesterday.

Meanwhile, he and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor have revealed they’ll make a joint announcement at an LA event on Thursday (May 12). It’s thought the news will relate to a combined festival event.

Black Sabbath continue their final world tour next month, including a headline appearance at the Download festival.

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Black Sabbath The End tour 2016

Jun 01: Budapest Arena, Hungary
Jun 08: Berlin Waldebuhne, Germany
Jun 11: Download Festival, UK
Jun 13:Verona Arena, Italy
Jun 15: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Jun 17: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jun 19: Hellfest, France
Jun 23: Halden Tons of Rock, Norway
Jun 25: Copenhagen Copenhell, Denmark
Jun 28: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
Jun 30: Prague 02 Arena, Czech Republic
Jul 02: Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
Jul 05: Riga Arena, Latvia
Jul 07: Helsinki Monsters of Rock, Finland
Jul 09: Stockholm Monsters of Rock, Sweden
Jul 12: Moscow Olympisky Arena, Russia
Aug 17: Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, NY
Aug 19: Philadelphia Susquehanna Bank Center, PA
Aug 21: Washington Jiffy Lube Live, DC
Aug 23: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
Aug 25: Boston Xfinity Center, MA
Aug 27: Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena, CT
Aug 29: Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, ON
Aug 31: Detroit DTE Energy Music Theater, MI
Sep 02: Indianapolis Klipsch Music Center, IN
Sep 04: Chicago Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, IL
Sep 07: Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion, TX
Sep 09: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheater, NM
Sep 11: Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheater, UT
Sep 13: Portland Sunlight Supply Arena, OR
Sep 15: Oakland Oracle Arena, CA
Sep 17: Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena, NV
Sep 19: Hollywood Hollywood Bowl, CA
Sep 21: Phoenix AK-Chin Pavilion, AZ

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