The couple were rumoured to have broken up

Ozzy Osbourne has rubbished reports that he and his wife Sharon are divorcing after 31 years of marriage.

The couple sparked rumours that they’d separated earlier this month when they were snapped without their wedding rings on days after Sharon, 60, was seen moving into a new LA home.

But Ozzy, 64, revealed on his Facebook page this morning that he’d actually relapsed from sobriety in recent months and that he’s been working on getting his life back together.

‘For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs. I was in a very dark place and was an a**hole to the people I love most, my family,’ writes Ozzy.

‘However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober. Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing. 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 behaviour during this period………and my fans. God Bless, Ozzy.’ 

It was recently confirmed by a spokeswoman that Sharon and Ozzy were living two miles apart from each other because of their hectic work schedules.

The quirky pair’s son Jack took to Twitter on Sunday to send an angry message slamming reports that his parents were on the verge of splitting.

‘…it’s all bullsh*t. Last time I check a lot of British news papers weren’t amazing sources of accurate information. Moving on…,’ Tweeted Jack, 27.

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Anna Duff