Sharon Osbourne On Split From Ozzy: ‘I Can’t Keep Living Like This’

All eyes are on Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne as they begin a break-up that may be long overdue, if rumors of infidelity and emotional abuse are to be believed, and while Ozzy has been behaving erratically throughout the past few days, Sharon has been especially quiet in regard to the falling out. Ms. Osbourne has avoided any conversations relating to her split from Ozzy and has taken a day off from her hosting duties on The Talk to deal with the fallout from the failure of her marriage. Now, both Osbournes seem to be speaking publicly on the break-up with Sharon being only slightly more vocal than her soon to be ex-husband, Ozzy Osbourne.

Sharon Osbourne Opens Up About Her Marriage And Her Split From Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne

While it may seem sudden to many of us, the breaking up of the Osbourne union seems to have been a long time coming, according to sources close to the couple. One such source was quoted as saying that Ozzy had essentially been living a double life for some time now. Even rumors of Ozzy’s infidelity don’t capture the whole story. It’s been said that this is more than a case of Ozzy indulging in the occasional one-night stand. The Black Sabbath singer has been involved in a long-term relationship outside of the marriage, according to that same source.

While Sharon didn’t go into detail, she did address the news that her marriage was coming to an end when she returned to The Talk. Sharon seemed to confirm that Ozzy’s behavior has been an ongoing problem and something which Ms. Osbourne could no longer tolerate.

“I’m 63 years of age, and I can’t keep living like this. . . I have no idea what I’m going to be doing with the rest of my life,” Sharon said. “I don’t know where I’m going, who I’m going with, and I just need time to think about myself. . . about what do I really want for the rest of my life.”

Sharon added that she has deliberately avoided reading any stories that focused on Ozzy’s behavior. She says she knows what her husband has been up to and that reading about it in the news would only make the situation that much more unbearable.

Ozzy Osbourne Was Deeply Affected By The Death Of Long-Time Friend, Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister

While the immediate source of trouble for the Osbourne couple was Ozzy’s ongoing affair with hair stylist Michelle Pugh, the real trouble began a year ago when Ozzy lost one of his closest friends, Lemmy Kilmister. Sources say Osbourne took the death of the Motorhead singer particularly hard, and many noticed that Ozzy has had problems dealing with his own mortality ever since the loss of Kilmister.

“We all don’t know when our time is up,” Osbourne said last week. “I was with Lemmy shortly before he died. He had told me, ‘Ozzy, I’ve lived my life exactly as I wanted it. Maybe I could have lived a little longer if I hadn’t done all the wild things, but I’ve enjoyed my life.'”

This isn’t the first time divorce has loomed over the Osbourne family. Ozzy and Sharon faced trouble early in their relationship and nearly split several times, until Ozzy ultimately kicked his drug and alcohol addictions. Sharon again considered divorce in 2014, when Ozzy fell off the wagon.

As long time fans of Ozzy Osbourne know, there’s more at stake than just the marriage. Sharon has been Ozzy’s manager for decades, ensuring that he arrives at shows on time and sober. Black Sabbath has been on a break from their farewell tour, but even his bandmates are concerned about how, or if, Ozzy will arrive, when they return to their tour, picking up with a concert in Budapest on June 1.

“Sharon basically manages Ozzy and organizes his entire life getting him from A to B,” said a Black Sabbath source. “It’s been her job for decades – without her nobody knows how Ozzy will manage.”

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