A Setback in His Recovery
In a heartfelt Facebook post, Ozzy Osbourne recently confessed to suffering a drug and alcohol relapse. The rocker says he is now clean after seeking treatment. Osbourne confessed to being in a very “dark place” and apologized for his “insane behavior.”
“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,” said Osbourne in his Facebook post.
The former Black Sabbath singer, also well known for his family’s MTV reality show “The Osbournes” also denied rumors of an impending divorce from his wife, Sharon. “”Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing,” said Ozzy Osbourne.
Osbourne and his Family Have Struggled with Substance Abuse in the Past
While Osbourne did not address what triggered the relapse, it is not the first time that the rocker has struggled with sobriety. Osbourne has been open in the past about his addiction struggles.
Nearly a decade ago when wife Sharon was diagnosed with colon cancer, Osbourne turned to alcohol and drugs to cope with the diagnosis. His children, Jack and Kelly, have also struggled with substance abuse.
Kelly Osbourne first began experimenting heavily with prescription painkillers and alcohol following her mother’s diagnosis. In and out of rehab for the last decade, Kelly suffered a relapse last summer following her brother Jack’s diagnosis with MS.
Ozzy Osborune Asks Fans for Forgiveness, Apologizes for Poor Behavior
A return to rehab helped Kelly get back on track, and it seems to also have helped Ozzy Osborune. Ozzy’s latest stint in rehab is a “fresh start” to help him get healthy before kicking off his Black Sabbath reunion tour. The worldwide tour will see the rocker performing in Australia, North America, South America and Europe.
While maintaining sobriety on the road may be a challenge, with the right support system, Ozzy can stay focused on performing, rather than be distracted by drugs and alcohol. The Osbourne family is famous for its tight-knit support system and helping family members seek substance abuse treatment.
Freedom Center Can Help
If someone you know has struggled with substance abuse in the past like Ozzy, you can help them stay focused on their sobriety by recommending a rehab treatment facility. An additional stay in rehab may be just what a loved one needs to recommit to living a sober life.