With the premiere of his new travel show, Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour, just around the corner (July 24th – see a new trailer here), Ozzy Osbourne is certainly doing a ton of press to promote the series. And naturally, the press is asking him about the biggest story involving the Prince of Darkness in years… his alleged infidelity to his longtime wife Sharon.
Just in case you need a refresher, the two separated after Sharon found out Ozzy was cheating on her with a hair stylist 30 years his junior. A few days later, they appeared together at the Ozzfest meets Knotfest press conference where Sharon confirmed that she will still be managing her estranged husband. Sharon has since said she's not sure if she could ever trust Ozzy again. But that doesn't mean she doesn't still love him. After being spotted on a walk together last week, Ozzy told ABC News in a new interview, that things are back on track for the famous couple:
"Oh, it's back on track again. You just, you make mistakes, and you learn by your mistakes, I think. It's just a bump in the road. Some days it's good, some days it's terrible, some days you just drift apart for a while. But you get back on the horse, you know."
Both have admitted to going to therapy regularly.
One thing Sharon seems super strict on is Ozzy maintaining his sobriety. Ozzy spoke with Goldmine about his constant struggle and says although he's been sober for three years, he's not very happy about it:
“I am coming up on three years sober, and I’ve just come back from a meeting, actually. I’ve reached a really weird place with it. I am not really happy being sober, but I don’t want to get drunk. Someone told me that at three years sober they felt exactly the same. With meetings, you’re never alone with your thoughts. My disease will go, ‘You can take this, or you can do this’ when I spend too much time alone with my thoughts. If I listen to it, then I go back and I am alright for a tour. It only stops being alright when I am fucked up everywhere, you know…
“…I hear all the time people say that they have another drink in them but they may not have another sobriety in them. I don’t want to put myself in that situation. When I’m left to my own ways, I am going to come up with a stupid idea that makes sense at the time. I end up going, ‘What the fuck is wrong with me, man?’
“To be honest with you, I will think to myself, ‘What the fuck was wrong with me when I thought a good night was getting a belly full of booze and bag of fucking cocaine?’ You’re sitting in a fucking hotel room, jacked to the gills and the sun is rising and you’ve got to do a gig that day. It’s fucking dreadful. I’ve got no desire to do that stuff. When we discovered that fucking marching powder it was the beginning of the end… but, we came back with the No. 1 album and we are doing our farewell tour.”
It's a pretty fascinating interview, and I admire Ozzy's honesty here.
Hopefully, things remain on track for the Prince of Darkness.