OZZY Osbourne says he lied about being a sex addict.
Last year, after he was caught cheating on his wife Sharon Osbourne, 64, with hairdresser Michelle Pugh, the Black Sabbath rocker claimed he had been suffering from sex addiction for six years.
However, he has now told The Times: "I'm in a f***ing rock band, aren't I? There have always been groupies. I just got caught, didn't I? It was a bump in the road. I bet your marriage has bumps in the road too an' all. In any marriage you grow apart if you don't spend enough time together, and that was part of the problem. I don't think I'm a f***ing sex addict. I don't wanna talk about it anyway ...
"Things are fine now. She was just here for the weekend. She'd be with me now, but she's got more f***ing work than I have. She's unstoppable."
And Ozzy, 68, appeared to blame Sharon's busy workload for his infidelity, saying: "She's stronger than me or any man, for sure. I am more needy. Sharon is a workaholic and that's great. But if she comes home from 'X Factor' and wants to go to bed, what the f*** am I supposed to do? I'm sitting with my thumb in my a**e waiting for her, aren't I? That's why men do stupid things, when they're on their own."
When asked if Sharon has groupies, he replied: "Sharon have groupies? She'd better not. I'd go f***ing mental."
In 1989, a drunk Ozzy was arrested after trying to strangle Sharon - the mother of his three children Jack, 31, Kelly, 32, and Aimee, 33 - and he blamed his addictions for the terrifying incident.
He said: "Oh yeah, that. That was my worst nightmare. That's the power of addiction. That was who we used to call Bad Ozzy. I became another person and Sharon could see that. But she stood by me."
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