Ozzy Osbourne says he's not a sex addict, despite reports to the contrary last year.
In a new interview with The Times in England, Osbourne says that a statement he was undergoing "intense therapy" for sex addiction after an affair with celebrity hairdresser Michelle Pugh nearly broke up his marriage to wife-manager Sharon Osbourne was, in fact, not true.
"I'm in a...rock band, aren't I? There have always been groupies. I just got caught. It was a bump in the road. I don't think I'm a f***ing sex addict."
Osbourne laid some of the blame for the estrangement on his wife, noting that, "In any marriage you grow apart if you don't spend enough time together, and that was part of the problem. Sharon is a workaholic and that's great. But if she comes home from X Factor and wants to go to bed, what the f*** am I supposed to do?"
The couple has reconciled and reportedly renewed their wedding vows during the holidays.
Osbourne is the midst of the final leg of Black Sabbath's The End farewell tour, which wraps up Thursday and Saturday, February 2 and 4, in the group's home town of Birmingham, England.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.