Ozzy Osbourne has opened up about his sex addiction, nearly a year after he said he was suffering from the disorder when a long-term affair was made public.
Ozzy last August apologized to the women with whom he has had extramarital sexual relationships and admitted to undergoing therapy for sex addiction. Ozzy‘s statement came out in the wake of the first interview given by Michelle Pugh, the celebrity hairstylist whose four-year affair with the BLACK SABBATH singer was discovered by Sharon and nearly ended their 33-year marriage.
Speaking to Hello! magazine, Ozzy stated about his relationship with Pugh: “She was a hairdresser who was coming round to the house. I honestly don’t know how it started, but then it picked up momentum and I thought, ‘If I stop, she’s going to go to the press.’ By giving in to temptation, you put your head in the lion’s mouth, but then it closes, and no matter which way you go, you’ve done wrong.”
Sharon, for her part, told the magazine that she never seriously suspected that her husband was having an affair with his hairdresser. “I knew that she was overly flirty with Ozzy — you know when people over-laugh at things you say? — but to be truthful with you, I thought, ‘He would never go with that, ever,” Sharon said. “[I thought] ‘She’s just an old rock chick. Never in a million years.'”
Sharon added that she found out about Ozzy‘s affair “when the press called. That was the first I knew of it.”
Once the cat was out of the bag about his infidelity, Ozzy “was scared to death,” he admitted to Hello! “My first wife divorced me because of my playing around. It’s by far the worst addiction that I have. When I was drinking or doing drugs, I was affecting myself physically, but with the sex addiction, it affects everybody. It made me realize what a complete idiot I was.