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Ozzy Osbourne speaks out after divorce reports

The rocker has released a statement amid rumours of his split from wife Sharon
Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne has broken his silence after reports surfaced that he and his wife Sharon were splitting up, after more than 33 years of marriage.

After the news broke, there was speculation that Ozzy’s alleged affair with hairstylist Michelle Pugh and a rumoured relapse were to blame for the rift – but now, the Black Sabbath singer is setting the record straight.

“I have been sober for three and a quarter years,” he told E! News. “I have not touched drugs or alcohol in that time. Any reports that I am not sober are completely inaccurate.”

Ozzy was spotted for the first time since the split in Los Angeles on Monday, carrying a dog and still wearing his wedding ring (above).

While the 67-year-old seems set on making things a little clearer following the breakup, his wife Sharon has been very conspicuous in her silence.

Following news of the split breaking, the TV personality failed to show up for her hosting gig on The Talk, leaving co-host Julie Chen to explain her absence.

“As we get started, Sharon is not here today,” Julie said.

“There were many tabloid headlines of her and Ozzy, rumors and speculations that they have split up after nearly 34 years of marriage,” she explained.

Watch Julie address Sharon’s absence from The Talk below – story continues after the video

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“Sharon understandably took today off and we are sending all of our love to her and to her family. And we ask that you do the same.”

Sharon is usually known for her outspoken and open nature and has previously had no trouble discussing the pair’s marital problems.

Her lack of willingness to talk could indeed show that she’s finally had enough.

Initial reports of the separation indicated that Sharon had confronted Ozzy with evidence of alleged infidelity and asked him to move out of the house.

If the couple has split for good this time, it will be the end of more than three decades of marriage.

The pair are the proud parents to Aimee, 32, Kelly, 31, and Jack, 30.

The couple in happier times.

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