Ozzy Osbourne: What's It Like Being a Sex Addict

"It made me realize what a complete idiot I was."

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Ozzy Osbourne opened up on his struggles with sex addiction, explaining to Hello Magazine (via Blabbermouth):

"My first wife divorced me because of my playing around.

"It's by far the worst addiction that I have. When I was drinking or doing drugs, I was affecting myself physically, but with the sex addiction, it affects everybody.

"It made me realize what a complete idiot I was.

"I sat down and I thought, 'What the hell have I done?' I can't imagine life without Sharon. She's my soulmate. I love her.

"I can honestly say that I've never loved any other woman besides Sharon. I've got a crazy-assed way of showing it, but she's the love of my life.

"To be honest with you, it's only been recently that Sharon's been properly with me. I've damaged our relationship.

"But I promised her that I would stick with my sex addiction therapy. I don't want to be that person anymore. I've been doing my utmost to make amends to Sharon and to all of the family.

"If you stop going, the little monster in your head opens one eye and it's scary. You don't know your own mind.

"I don't like that side of myself; I hate that guy. I'm fed up of being an addict - and it's not just sex; it can be drugs, alcohol, collecting stamps, anything. There's no in between with me and it's really hard work.

"And the business that I'm in - it's like sitting in a cake shop when you're on a diet. I even do the sex therapy sessions on Skype now when I'm on the road."

Earlier this year, Ozzy told The Times he didn't think he was a sex addict, saying:

"I'm in a fucking band, aren't I? There have always been groupies. I just got caught, didn't I?"

33 comments sorted by best / new / date

    AxemanRob
    Proud to say I've been off it for nearly a year now. It's not intentional or my choice, but yeah.
    phunkmandc
    No Breast for the Wicked
    xAngelsOfHellx
    aint no breast for the wicked titties dont grow on trees they got bills to pay, they got mouths to feed there aint no puss in this world thats free i know I cant slow down, I cant hold back though you know I wish I could oh no there aint no breast for the wicked until we close our flies for good
    soundsabbath
    Cool to see a Cage the Elephant play on lyrics! I bet Matt Shultz wish he wrote these ones though
    MikeBTE
    It's a little different when you tour and all this hot snatch throws itself at you. I think the majority of us would be sex addicts.... 
    nemjeff13
    Yeah if I walked into Starbucks every morning and hot chicks just threw themselves at me...I'd be a sex addict too! 
    Bati
     "If you stop going, the little monster in your head opens one eye and it's scary. You don't know your own mind". So you could say what got him in all this trouble was his scary little one-eyed monster?
    CiReMaN
    Beside sex addiction therapy, there is always Candéo and/or Fortify to help out .
    Glass_Ceiling
    Just don't get married then sex addiction shouldn't be a problem. It's a healthy addiction, what's wrong with fucking around ? Marriage and family is the only problem in this case, so I guess it's just a matter of choice and way of life.
    lukep1308
    Well yes, some people believe humans are not meant to be monogamous, but Ozzy isn't like that. He wants a family but as he said, the little demon in his head just wants sum fuk
    nemjeff13
    It's not healthy if he's a lot happier being married, but still struggles.  When I told my buddy I was stopping drinking for awhile, he came up with 20 reasons why I shouldnt quit but the only things that matters is "I'm happier when I don't drink"...also seems like Ozzies  addictions bleed into one another where it's never just one thing.  Marriage and family is stability he likely needs.
    dennis.1960
    Well there's a distinction between being a "sex addict" and "cheating".  You don't have to be a sex addict to cheat...you just have to be a scumbag.  On the other side, you don't have to cheat if you're a sex addict.  You can be a sex addict in a monogamous relationship if you're partner shares your addiction or is always willing to lend a hand (sounds like fun though I doubt you'd get anything done like grocery shopping or paying the bills :
    sambargun
    I am sure all the money you ripped off from artists by putting your name over their songwriting efforts (like Jake E Lee, Bob Daisley, Toni Iommi etc etc) with the help of the legendary money grabbing Sharon Osbourne certainly helped to numb the pain....
    King Bluesy
    Who would fuck him?
    Phazon
    The great Bill Burr said:  "Most guys have no idea what it's like to be tempted at that level. Whenever you get off work there isn't a platoon of blonde Scandinavian women ready to fuck your brains out"