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For the past year or so, Ozzy Osbourne has been working towards the release of the new album with his old band Black Sabbath. But according to a post on Facebook, that isn’t the only darkness Osbourne has been dealing with.

“For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs,” Osbourne wrote last night. “I was in a very dark place and was an a–hole to the people I love most, my family. However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober.”

Rumors had been swirling that Ozzy was headed into a break up with his longtime wife (and manager) Sharon Osbourne, so he addressed those whispers as well.

“Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing,” he wrote. “I’m just trying to be a better person. I would like to apologize to Sharon, my family, my friends and my band mates for my insane behavior during this period…and my fans.”

Black Sabbath’s forthcoming album 13 will arrive on June 11, with the first single “End of the Beginning” making its debut on CSI on May 15.

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