Ozzy Osbourne has said he “would be dead” if it weren’t for his wife Sharon, after she cut down on her drinking and drug use to preserve their marriage.
The 73-year-old Black Sabbath frontman said he now feels “bored” after his most recent detox, and has had to step away from the limelight in recent years to focus on his health issues such as Alzheimer’s disease. Parkinson and the multiple spinal surgeries for a fall he suffered in 2019.
However, nothing would have been the same without the support of his wife, Sharon, who has been instrumental in his recovery, as the rocker recently said in a new interview with The Independent.
“If it wasn’t for Sharon, I’d be dead,” said the singer, who appeared in his hometown of Birmingham last month to close the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The couple recently celebrated their 40th anniversary, so when asked about the secret to a happy marriage, Ozzy had no qualms about saying, “Love, I guess…I did a lot of drugs and alcohol. I never stopped. People didn’t know if I was going to go out the door, the roof or the window. Now I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, or do any of those things. I’m very boring, “he said.
In June, the musician underwent a life-changing operation to heal an injury sustained during a quad bike accident in 2003, which left him permanently damaged. Sharon, 69, thanked her fans for the “love and support” shown before her surgery.
Before the intervention, the musician had to face the COVID-19 virus, with his wife next to him.
The stars met when Sharon was 18 years old and married on July 4, 1982, in Hawaii. They have three children together: Aimee, Jack, and Kelly.