Ozzy Osbourne denies marriage split rumors

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has denied rumors of a split from his wife Sharon and apologized to his family for returning to drink and drugs.

FILE - This is a Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 file photo of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne as they arrive at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's sixth annual benefit "An Enduring Vision" at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, in New York. Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has denied Tuesday April 16, 2013, rumors he has split from wife Sharon, and has apologized to his family for his return to drink and drugs. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

LONDON (AP) — Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has denied rumors of a split from his wife Sharon and apologized to his family for returning to drink and drugs.

The former Black Sabbath singer says he was in a "dark place" but has been sober for 44 days.

In a message posted Tuesday on his Facebook page, 64-year-old Osbourne said that "for the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs."

He said "I was in a very dark place" and apologized for his "insane behavior."

Osbourne added: "Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing."

The couple and their children, Jack and Kelly, became reality TV stars a decade ago with MTV series "The Osbournes."

Sharon Osbourne was later a judge on "America's Got Talent."
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