04/16/2013 11:25 am ET Updated Apr 16, 2013

Osbourne Split Rumors: Ozzy Osbourne Addresses Divorce Rumors, Sobriety

Trouble in Oz? Nope. Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne took to his Facebook page Monday to address rumors that he and wife-of-31-years Sharon Osbourne were living in separate households and headed for divorce.

In the message, the 64-year-old rocker denied claims that he and Sharon were splitting, but did make a curveball revelation that had previously not been reported in the press -- that he had relapsed into "drinking and taking drugs" for over one year. He also called himself an "asshole" and copped to "insane behavior" but said he is now 44 days sober.

The full message is reposted below:

For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs. I was in a very dark place and was an asshole to the people I love most, my family. However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober.

Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing. I’m just trying to be a better person.

I would like to apologize to Sharon, my family, my friends and my band mates for my insane behavior during this period………and my fans.

Ozzy had previously attributed his rehabilitation from substance abuse to Sharon, whom he married in 1982 after three years of dating.



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