Ozzy Osbourne in 'intense' sex addiction therapy
Ozzy Osbourne is undergoing "intense" therapy for sex addiction.
The Black Sabbath rocker - who recently reconciled with wife Sharon following a brief split when it emerged he had been unfaithful with hairdresser Michelle Pugh - has apologised to the women he has been having "sexual relationships" with outside of his marriage and admitted he is "mortified" at how his conduct affected his family.
A statement from his representative given to People magazine read: "Over the last six years, Ozzy Osbourne has been dealing with a sex addiction. He is sorry if Ms. Pugh took their sexual relationship out of context.
"He would like to apologize to the other women he has been having sexual relationships with.
"Out of the bad comes good. Since his relationship with Ms. Pugh was exposed, Ozzy has gone into intense therapy.
"Ozzy is mortified at what his behaviour has done to his family.
"He thanks God that his incredible wife Sharon is at his side to support him."
However, Michelle has dismissed his claim their relationship was just a part of Ozzy's addiction as it
"felt like an old-fashioned romance."
She added: "Being courted. I loved it.
"When I say he gave me the greatest love of my life, I mean it."
And the hairdresser insisted her "private" romance with the 67-year-old rocker was "very real".
She said: "[It was] never with 'Ozzy the rock god.' My relationship was with this really nice, sweet, funny and cool guy ... John from England.
"He made it clear to me and asked me not to see anyone else. We had a very real relationship
"He made me feel like the most beautiful and worshipped woman in the world.
"What attracted me to him? Chemistry. We just had it. It's that indescribable thing in life, and you can't deny it. And he didn't."
While Michelle admitted she "still loves" Ozzy, she respects his decision to reconcile with Sharon, 63.
She said: "He is a grown man. He is capable of making the decision to be with me. If he has chosen to not be, that is fine. I accept it and move on. But he has been my best friend for the last few years, so of course I am grieving the loss for that. I still love him.
"And I would never exploit the truly personal and private parts of what we had. That's not me. I'm going to stand tall and proud and say, 'This is me. I'm not ashamed.' I fell in love with a man that gave me the love I never knew I could receive."