Ozzy Osbourne, 44 days sober, isn't getting divorced
April 16th, 2013
09:59 AM ET

Ozzy Osbourne, 44 days sober, isn't getting divorced

It looks like our request was Ozzy Osbourne's demand.

A day following the widespread speculation that he and his wife of 31 years, Sharon, were splitting up - much to our horror - Ozzy 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. 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."

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    May 13, 2013 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |


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  3. MOTORED IN....

    May 13, 2013 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. T. CAT FILES..


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    May 13, 2013 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Filth Rat: what did we SAY TO YOUUUUUUUUUUUU

    May 13, 2013 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. Carol

    Now THIS is what I call "MANNING UP". Kudos to Ozzie. ODAT

    May 13, 2013 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. annieR

    I love Ozzie. He and Sharon will be together until the day one of them dies.

    May 3, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. biffy

    drug addicts stay drug addicts. who cares

    April 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ann, vito, lucy, connie, torie, lisa and michelle, joey & the rest...

    i got chicos gig for fall...hahahaha

    April 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lisa

    Seriously....44 days sober. 64 yrs old and still it is all about him. He really needs to get over himself

    April 21, 2013 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. The Apostle Paul

    Fourty for days sober... for the one millionth time in his life. This guy really needs more help then he's gotten.

    April 20, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Katia

    I hope for the best for this couple. I actually like this couple. I think they are nice people, and they are "real". They stuck it out through thick and thin and it's refreshing to hear of people who honor the vows they made to each other.

    April 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sharon is a bully--Ozzie will make it

    April 18, 2013 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  16. The Weathervane ebook

    Nothing wrong if they have been living apart for a while recently. Marriage is great, it's just the living together that can be the difficult bit at times. Good on him to admit he has been a bit of a so and so for the last couple of years and 44 days sober is a great start. Keep it up Ozzy.

    April 17, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  17. chuck

    One day at a time Ozzie , One day at a time it will get better

    April 17, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Jocelyn Sophia

      I ask GOD to BLESS ozzie osborne. I really hope that he stopped calling himself the prince of darkness. I hope that he is my friend on Facebook: Jocelyn Sophia, Global University, West Philly USA. ozzie, do not take any prescription drugs, in addition to leaving the alcohol and street drugs, including marijuana. Smoke organic tobacco, without a filter.

      April 17, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  18. jeremiah

    80's music is the stuff people.

    April 17, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  19. Worst Marriage In History-lol

    party on Ozzie

    April 17, 2013 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Fred Flintstone

      Hey Ozzi, remember shifting your self when you lie above Sunset?

      April 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Rock

    The next thing you'll tell us is that Keith Richards does drugs...

    April 17, 2013 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
    • ※Sadie※

      Rock-lol. I would be in shock, too! Good luck, Ozzy. 44 days leads to 45 days. Keep trying, so you can keep rockin'.

      April 17, 2013 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |

      Ozzie needs too leave that woman once and for all....after all she's no Ivanka

      April 17, 2013 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  21. OZZY


    April 17, 2013 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  22. Another Screwed Up Marriage

    bye Sharon-Yay Oz man

    April 17, 2013 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  23. Epidi

    I booted my husband out when he fell off the wagon, I wasn't about to put myself & our family thru that mess again. Hello – this is your wake up call! He's been sober 3 years now and we are once again happily married.

    April 17, 2013 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  24. 44 Days Sober Out of How Many Years Stoned?

    Just sayin.

    April 16, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Most of these blogs are ridiculous

    get a life

    April 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  26. BlackLightning

    Hey, Ozzy...LIVE.

    April 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  27. wealthcoaches

    What? Ozzy does drugs and drinks? Since when?!?

    April 16, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Mr. McGoo

    Let's all get naked.

    April 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Foozy

    I'm one day sober and it's killing me...

    April 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  30. movchok

    Oh, so he did the new Black Sabbath sessions while on substances? Cool, then we can expect a damn rocking album after all!

    April 16, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Gross

    I was sober for 44 days once, but not all in a row.

    April 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Foothill Web Design

    No apology necessary. Good luck!

    April 16, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Red Pison

    The damage to his brain has already been done.

    April 16, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Theresa

    Please Ozzy just go away. You were past it when i was a kid and i am 55! if you go away, then hopefully we won't have to deal with Sharon and your kids any more.

    April 16, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • DMW

      So what you are saying is you're not a true rock-n-roll fan at all. Go on and listen to your elevator music then.

      April 16, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Old Enough

      So, only 55? you missed all the good stuff, Ozzie was definately part of the good stuff.

      April 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • why

      why ozzy is a good lad, hope he stays around as long as possible, icon is icon, for better or worse

      April 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |


    April 16, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherri

      Wendee, in email, online messages etc, it is considered screaming to write in all capital letters. Please stop screaming at us. Thanks

      April 16, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Old Enough

      Sherri, Stop being so anal and start enjoying life. Caps are easier to read, not screaming.

      April 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • But...but, Sherri LIKES @nal...


      April 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Das right, fellas....

      She was doin' the butt, he pretty, pretty
      When you get that notion put your backfield in motion, hey
      Doin' the butt, hey se xy, se xy
      Ain't nothin' wrong if you wanna do the butt all night long

      April 16, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Winter Is Coming

    The Blizzard will prevail.

    April 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Bob

    "Ozzy was snorting ants man!" – Tommy Lee.

    April 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  38. dowdstreetgrooveworks

    ??? i stayed sober most of my wannabee rock and roll life guess i missed something when everytime i turn around someone sotned is getting famous then ruining it and getting famous again...odd!! good luck ozzyzeek!

    April 16, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • DJ

      Congrats on your spotless record. Some people are genetically prone to this kind of thing, you clearly are not. Don't judge others on some bar you think you've set. We all have our struggles. The biggest of which seems to be the struggle to accept the fact that everyone is different.

      April 16, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Luposian

    Regardless of how it turns out now or in the future, if he doesn't know Jesus, he's on his way to hell and the lake of fire. Sad but true. God wants everyone to be saved, but so many choose otherwise.

    April 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • LR

      How do you know he doesn't know Jesus? That's between him and God not for you to decide. He signed his message on FB "God Bless" so he apparently does have some sort of faith in God.

      April 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rebbeca

      Show me physical proof that is true.

      April 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ORLY

      Yeah, Jesus is the answer...in your mythology. But maybe that doesn't fly with everyone's belief system. The truth here is this old rocker needs to stay clean if he wants to live and let the afterlife sort itself out. Any "all knowing, compassionate, loving" deity that would condemn a soul to hell for anything less than outright evil behavior is maybe just another mental crutch for those who aren't capable of independent thought.

      April 16, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      If your all good and powerful god wanted us all saved he would just do it. Creating this whole game of faith and subservience was either created by a evil and self absorbed deity or simply made up by man. If it does turn out to be true I'll take what's behind curtain number two.

      April 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spiral Architect

      And if he doesn't know Santa Claus, he won't get anything for XMas.

      April 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Owl

      What a load of crap! It's hard to believe that people still believe such fairy tales in the 21st century.How could you worship an individual who would condemn you FOREVER and NEVER forgive you? ...and for what? Not believing in him/her, despite the fact that he/she couldn't even exist outside of a bronze-age book? Incredible. Get a life.

      April 16, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      If the answer is so simple, why..oh, heck. Nevermind.

      April 16, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  40. NoKidding

    Everytime lazy starts hanging with the boys from Sabbath this happens lol

    April 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Central011

    Don't be surprised – 44 days sober is nothing but it is a start. Alcoholics/drug users seldom if ever conquer their illness. Many have good weeks, moths or years – few have a lifetime once they are clean.

    April 16, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • dumbasfock

      44 days is nothing? You clearly know nothing about the process. Anything past day two is simply monumental. Day 44 means he's already endured the 21 days of hating everything in life except for drugs. I'm on day 106. This is the hardest 106 days I've ever lived...but also the sweetest. Sadly it took a full 90 days to start to see the positive aspects past the simple "I'm tired of living this life" that instigated the process originally. Give credit where credit is due.

      April 17, 2013 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  42. Steve

    Congrats. to you, It gets better. I'm 64, 12 years sober, but my marriage of 44 years doesn't look like it's going to servive. I took a new path, she stayed on the old one. It's sad, we could have enjoyed growing old together. I hope you both take the new path.

    April 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timme62

      Congrats Steve, I also will be sober 12 yrs come June. A shame that your wife couldn't find it in herself to walk this road with you.

      April 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Yakobi

    "For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs," the 64-year-old rocker began...

    What Ozzy meant to say was, "For the last 44 and a half years..."

    April 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  44. angela rivera

    My congrats to mr.ozzie ozzbourne it takes a great deal of courage and strength to what you are doing.with the love and support of your wife children,friends and of course your fans you will make it im sure

    April 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  45. MARK

    You know, watch the film "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" you will find out a few things about his so called "sobriety" in it...of how he was "sober" through the 90s and well into now, this is not the case at all...She isn't a saint either....

    April 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Dondi Cook

    Strung out and hitting the bottom can make anyone intollerable, I don't blame His Old Lady for taking a break until he got a spot of detox under His belt , And take a clue here, dysfuntional couples can be really good together if they truely care about each other~~~ "Sharon, She is My whole word" (John 'OZZY' Ozborne after receiving the news of Sharrons Cancer)

    April 16, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  47. the jealous hacking ho's

    i love ozzy...

    April 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  48. nanazi

    Sober-Short Of Being Entirely Ready. Catch an NA meeting Ozzie or maybe 90 in 90. Learn how to live-clean.

    April 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • cln42da87

      I agree! we see so many celebraties that can't seem to stay clean and they go to AA. That's a great program too but when people use more than just alcohol they might try NA.. It just might work for them too... just sayin'

      April 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  49. JCS

    Stay off the drugs, pay Bill Ward what he wants, tour with Sabbath one last time, retire and take all the drugs you want.

    April 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iron Man

      Bill Ward took his glove and went home. Stop beating that dead horse.

      April 16, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  50. see u later boobie..ha

    April 16, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Maximilian

    We LOVE you Ozzy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get well and have strength!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  52. OZZY IS HOT..

    April 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Vic

    Good luck and much love to Ozzy. God knows I've never been able to spend 44 consecutive days sober.

    April 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • V is richer then u are

      this will give ozzy the chance too start a new project for himself...

      April 16, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  54. 10 jobs...not rich

    Ozzy needs a calmer situation...

    April 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  55. rich

    the hard part of staying sober is just dealing with everyday life

    April 16, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Ozzy gets support from everyone...because he's the "it" guy

    Good Luck Ozzy

    April 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  57. candace kane

    ozzy always been an idiot. he's lucky he alive the jerk.

    April 16, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Ozzy gets our vote...

    he'll make it

    April 16, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  59. sharon's a bully

    at least she's doing 1 thing right for this man

    April 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Ozzy gets 100% support from all the fans...

    you bet

    April 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Ozzy needs a break from that mess...Sharon ciao

    April 16, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  62. constance brown

    I love these guys... Dnt u do that to sharon...ozzy.. Thank god everything worked out for the best... Amen!!!!

    April 16, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  63. We love Ozzie and want the best for him...all do

    he needs a break through while he is still young

    April 16, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Jerome Horowitz

    One never realizes how much of a train wreck you are until you get sober, speaking from personal experience.
    Congrats to Ozzy, and PLEASE keep it going.
    We love you and we want you to stick around for as long as you can.

    April 16, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  65. Sharon its time too go...Ozzy Good Luck And You Will Be Fine


    April 16, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  66. this is only blogging...god only knows what else sharon did too him..

    Ozzy will be fine...

    April 16, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  67. James

    Quitting is for losers

    April 16, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  68. Sharon is a dud

    and makes her husband look bad every single day....change is a must for ozzy

    April 16, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  69. Ozzy is the best and we love him...yay


    April 16, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  70. rocker dee

    IF any one can save ozzy ,it will be sharon.Love them both .OZZY PLEASE BE STRONG AND GOD BLESS

    April 16, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  71. Joe

    Thanks Bro

    April 16, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  72. Sharon is so sad...Pray For Ozzy


    April 16, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  73. Sharon has issues...Ozzy needs a true coach

    end of story

    April 16, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  74. Hey brenda..Hubby took our bill....Please thank him again

    April 16, 2013 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  75. brenda

    I'm with you Ozzy drinking is hard to stop you have my love and support

    April 16, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  76. Dana

    Ozzy is an idiot and so are most of the marquee bloggers.

    April 16, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  77. Sharon is an idiot...bigtime...

    thank god ozzy is out

    April 16, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  78. Mmmmm

    Sober for now....wont last. Have a Bloody Drink Mate ! And a line.

    April 16, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  79. citizenUSA

    I know, Sharon has been through worse stuff with Ozzy back in the day. However back then she wasn't too serious either. She obviously loves him but she is fed up. I hope it works out for the best.

    April 16, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  80. Wolf

    Good man yourself Oz. I hope you are able to maintain your sobriety and be the partner to Sharon she deserves. To be the person YOU deserve to be. All the best, Wolf

    April 16, 2013 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  81. poopscoop


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  82. drhibbert

    He has fans?

    April 16, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  83. ObamasecretlyGay


    April 16, 2013 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  84. Lizabeth

    I love Sharon but she deserves better. However she seems to love him and maybe that can help him overcome this. What on earth did she ever see in him in the first place?

    April 16, 2013 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Boboseye


      April 16, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Wolf

      “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

      April 16, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • navydude

      Sharon doesn't deserve better. She deserves whatever life she carves out for herself. She wants to spend her life living with this maniac, so that's what she deserves. Water seeks it's own level, you know - and so does alcohol.

      April 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Rob

    Who gives a crap.

    April 16, 2013 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  86. fabian

    i really hope they get back together he might have had no one to talk to and did drink and drugs

    April 16, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |

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