Ozzy talks about his split from Sharon in the new issue of NME. He doesn't blame her for her reaction to finding out he had relapsed, and admits he thought he had lost his family.
"She was very pissed off. I thought I was gonna lose my family at one point. Because when I go out, you wanna be careful when I come back home, because I'll come through anywhere in the house bar the front fucking door. I'm fucking crazy. If you're in a relationship, if you keep coming home and your wife's terrified of you, if she doesn't know if you'll come back with five chicks and a crate of booze… I mean, you name it, I've done it. So she just said, 'Look, I've got my own thing going on, and I can't deal with you any more. Get the fuck out. Sort yourself out, then we'll talk.' I don't blame her in the slightest."
He also addressed how the relapse occured.
"It's like water drips from a tap and you go 'Fuck it'. For no reason at all, you'll suddenly think, 'I fancy a drink', and your head will say, 'Let yourself have one'. Next thing you know you're scraping yourself off the garage floor three days later. It's like having a haunted fucking head. You've got these voices saying, 'Don't worry about it Ozzy. Anyone would have a drink if their album went to Number One in all those countries.' But you're doing a deal with the Devil. It's a disease of the mind and body, and you can't control it."
Those are excerpts from the interview with Ozzy in NME. You'll have to pick up the issue (if you can find it here in the states) for the whole interview.
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