Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne made a surprising Facebook confession last night (April 15th).
Metal legend Ozzy admitted to "drinking and taking drugs" over the past 18 months, something that our Black Sabbath insider confirmed to us very recently.
This revelation comes after rumours yesterday that he has split with his wife Sharon.
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The open letter to fans also finds Ozzy stating that he is working on getting better and has been sober for the past 44 days. While announcing he is not divorcing Sharon, he did admit to being "an a–hole to the people I love most, my family."
He also apologized to his family, friends, Black Sabbath bandmates and fans for his "insane behaviour".
Ozzy's full letter posted on Facebook reads as follows:
"For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs. I was in a very dark place 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.
"Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing. I'm just trying to be a better person.
"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.
This message has overshadowed the announcement of Sabbath's North American dates, however our insider has told us that it is highly unlikely that the band will complete all their dates as, and especially in light of the above, the group are likely to implode before the tour is scheduled to finish.
Black Sabbath North American Tour Dates
8/4 — Holmdel, N.J. — PNC Bank Arts Center
8/14 — Toronto, Ontario — Air Canada Centre
8/24 — Seattle, Wash. — Gorge Amphitheatre
9/3 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Los Angeles Sports Arena