In May of this year, Ozzy Osbourne temporarily separated from his wife of 33 years, Sharon. The two have since reconciled and are working on their marriage, but the cause of the split has been the center of some publicity. It appeared to be triggered by an affair Ozzy had with hairstylist Michelle Pugh over the course of four years. Osbourne admitted as much in a new statement, revealing that he is battling a sex addiction.
“Over the last six years, Ozzy Osbourne has been dealing with a sex addiction,” according to a statement issued to PEOPLE. “He is sorry if Ms. Pugh took their sexual relationship out of context. He would like to apologize to the other women he has been having sexual relationships with.”
“Ozzy has gone into intense therapy,” the statement adds. “Ozzy is mortified at what his behavior has done to his family. He thanks God that his incredible wife Sharon is at his side to support him.”