Osbourne addresses divorce rumors, apologizes for ‘insane behavior’

Posted at 1:44 PM, Apr 16, 2013

(CNN) — Following Monday’s widespread speculation that Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, have split up, the rocker opened up on Facebook about his marriage – as well as his sobriety.

“For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs,” the 64-year-old rocker began. “I was in a very dark place and was an a*****e to the people I love most, my family. However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober.”

On Monday, TMZ cited “multiple sources” who said that he and Sharon had broken up, at least temporarily, and were also living separately. That night, Ozzy didn’t clarify what their living arrangements are, or if they’d separated, but he did confirm TMZ’s report that they’re not headed for a divorce.

“Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing,” Ozzy said. “I’m just trying to be a better person.”

To go with that, Ozzy offered an apology to Sharon, ” my family, my friends and my bandmates for my insane behavior during this period,” he said. “And my fans.”

Earlier this month, CBS announced Ozzy’s band, Black Sabbath, would appear on an upcoming episode of CSI.