Sharon Osbourne Opens Up About Ozzy Osbourne's Drug Relapse: "I'm Devastated Right Now"

Celebrity News Apr. 23, 2013 AT 7:30PM
Sharon Osbourne talked about husband Ozzy Osbourne's addiction struggle on an Apr. 23 episode of The Talk. Sharon Osbourne talked about husband Ozzy Osbourne's addiction struggle on an Apr. 23 episode of The Talk. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Outspoken Sharon Osbourne is finally getting to say her piece. The Talk cohost opened up about her husband Ozzy Osbourne's recent admission of drug problems during an episode of the talk show on Tuesday, Apr. 23, telling the audience that she's "devastated" by the news.

"Everybody knows he's been struggling with this his entire life and I never knew that he was using prescription drugs," she said. "I knew he was drinking occasionally, but I didn't realize to what extend. It's our business -- we're dealing with it. We're not getting divorced. However, am I happy? No. Am I upset? Yes, I am -- I'm devastated right now." 

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Osbourne, 60, looked somber as she added that all of Ozzy's Apr. 15 Facebook confessional was unfortunately "very true." "He's been using alcohol and prescription drugs for the last year-and-a-half…and he has been in a very dark place. That's true. It's very true."

"It's a disease that not only hurts the person that has the disease but it hurts the family," she continued. "It hurts people that love you and we're dealing with it."

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On Monday, Apr. 15, Ozzy confessed that he had fallen off the wagon for a bit, and "was an a--hole to the people I love most, my family."

"However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober," he wrote in the heartfelt Facebook post, adding: "I would like to apologize to Sharon, my family, my friends and my band mates for my insane behavior during this period … and my fans."

The 64-year-old rocker's six children -- Elliot, 46, Jessica, 41, Louis, 37, Aimee, 29, Kelly, 28, and Jack, 27 -- have yet to speak out publicly about their father's brave admission.

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Sharon, on the other hand, said that she's confident that the family's most recent hurdle will only make them stronger.

"We've dealt with worse and we will deal with it and this too shall pass," she said. "Otherwise my husband will be taken to the hospital to get my foot removed from his a--."

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