Sharon Osbourne broke her silence on her husband Ozzy’s sex addiction on the Wednesday, August 3, episode of The Talk, telling her cohosts and viewers that she’s “proud” of the efforts he’s making to get better.
“He’s been going [to] outpatient for sex addiction for the last three months and after the tour … he goes into inpatient for three months,” she said. “He’s working at it. It’s hard because it affects the whole family and it’s quite embarrassing. … I’m proud that he’s come out and admitted it, finally.”
Difficult though the situation might be, however, Sharon, 63, seemed determined to hang on to her sense of humor, noting that her rocker husband “should call Tiger Woods for some advice.”
In a statement to Us Weekly, Ozzy, 67, admitted that he has been struggling with a sex addiction for the last six years, and is aware of how his actions have impacted his family.
“I am mortified at what my behavior has done to my family,” he said. “I thank God that my incredible wife is at my side to support me.”
In May, Sharon and the rest of the Osbourne family discovered that Ozzy had been having a sexual relationship with hairstylist Michelle Pugh. The Black Sabbath singer addressed his infidelities in his statement.
“I’m sorry if Ms. Pugh took our sexual relationship out of context,” he said. “I’d also like to apologize to the other women I have been having sexual relationships with. Out of bad comes good.”
During the Wednesday episode of The Talk, Sharon said that finding out about his addiction and his affairs was not easy.
“It’s really hard to kind of sit here and you think it’s happening to somebody else, but it’s actually happening to you,” she said. “It’s been going on for at least six years.”
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