Details on Ugly Ozzy & Sharon Split
How ugly did it get between Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne earlier this year when Sharon found out that her husband of 30 years had relapsed into drug and alcohol abuse? Pretty nasty, according to an excerpt from Sharon’s new memoir that was published by U.K. tabloid The Sun over the weekend.
Sharon writes that she found out about the Black Sabbath singer’s drug abuse on their 30th wedding anniversary when she saw texts on Ozzy’s phone asking people to supply him with drugs and and saying, “Don’t tell the old girl.” Sharon confronted Ozzy and he promised to go to rehab, but ended up fleeing to the U.K. instead.
Sharon retaliated by selling off all of Ozzy’s prized cars, recalling. “There was no way I was going to risk him getting in one of them while he was drunk and hurting someone . . . Ozzy says now that it proved to be the most expensive drink he’s ever had.”
When the couple reunited in Los Angeles a few weeks later, Ozzy was so “cocky and arrogant” that Sharon says she “snapped,” demanding a divorce and asking for 100,000 British pounds — around $162,000 — a month in spousal support.
Sharon writes that when Ozzy replied, “Over my dead body,” she threw a cup of coffee at his head, adding, “Then I grabbed him and pulled at his precious hair with one hand, while trying to yank off his jewelry with the other. He went for me, trying to grab me in a headlock.”