Osbourne in therapy for sex addiction

Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne (both above).
Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne (both above).PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

LOS ANGELES • Metal legend Ozzy Osbourne said on Wednesday he is in therapy for sex addiction as he tries to reconcile with his wife, Sharon Osbourne, 63.

He went public about it after a hair colourist revealed she was one of his mistresses.

"Over the last six years, I have been dealing with a sex addiction," Osbourne, 67, wrote on Facebook. "Out of bad comes good. Since the press exposed this, I have gone into intense therapy. I am mortified at what my behaviour has done to my family. I thank God that my incredible wife is at my side to support me." His music manager wife of 34 years revealed in May that they had separated.

Ms Michelle Pugh, a Los Angeles hair colourist, told People magazine that Osbourne pursued her a year after he first went to her for his hair in 2011.

She described him as "the greatest love of my life".

Osbourne wrote on Facebook: "I'm sorry if Ms Pugh took our sexual relationship out of context. I'd also like to apologise to the other women I have been having sexual relationships with."

On Wednesday, Pugh, 45, sued the Osbournes' daughter Kelly for defamation, reports said. She sued in Los Angeles after Kelly, 31, tweeted a lewd remark about her and shared her mobile number in May.

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