Sharon Osbourne speaks out on Ozzy Osbourne, divorce rumors

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne at the Elton John

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's sixth annual benefit "An Enduring Vision" at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. (Sept. 25, 2007) (Credit: AP)

Sharon Osbourne Tuesday responded to rumors of divorce and to the admission by her rock-star husband, Ozzy Osbourne, that he has been abusing drugs and alcohol for the past year and a half.

"The Talk" co-host, 60, said on her show that, "Everything that was printed in the tabloids has been distorted. There's always a little seed of truth to everything that gets reported, but then it gets very distorted. The only thing that's true was the Facebook posting that my husband did," she said, referring to 64-year-old Ozzy's April 15 statement in which he apologized to family, friends and fans "for my insane behavior during this period."

"Everybody knows he's been struggling with this his entire life," Sharon Osbourne said, adding, "I never knew that he was using prescription drugs. I knew he was drinking occasionally, but I didn't realize, you know, to the extent."

Echoing her husband's Facebook statement that the two were not splitting up, she went on to say, "It's our business, we're dealing with it, we're not getting divorced. However, am I happy? No. Am I upset? Yes, I am. I'm devastated right now. It's a disease that not only hurts the person [who] has the disease, but it hurts the family. It hurts people who love you. And we're dealing with it. We've dealt with worse and we will deal with it and this, too, shall pass.

"Otherwise," she added lightheartedly, leavening the moment, "my husband will be taken to [the] hospital to get my foot removed from his ----."

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