The Black Sabbath front man Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that he is not divorcing his wife Sharon following reports that the couple were living apart.
The British singer confirmed on his Facebook page that over the past year he has been "drinking and taking drugs". He apologised to his family and said that he was pleased to say he "has been sober for the past 44 days".
His son Jack Osbourne also rubbished reports that his parents were separating. Writing on his Twitter account he said "Last time I check (sic) a lot of British news papers weren't amazing sources of accurate information. Moving on..."
Campaigner: 'Pleased Sharon Osbourne has raised double mastectomy awareness'
Chrystalla Spire told ITV News she, "couldn't be more pleased, " that Sharon Osbourne had spoken about her double mastectomy.
She said; "it's a tremendous fillip to this area which is still overcome by taboo."
Ms Spire founded and runs a group to support women who have been through similar experiences.
Speaking about her own decision to have a double mastectomy she said, "it was a very easy decision to make, I discussed it with my daughters. And we really didn't take very long to make the decision and it was one that I was always very pleased I had made.
It has been a rollercoaster year for Sharon Osbourne, who has had highs such as becoming a grandmother for the first time to baby Pearl and the marriage of son Jack, but she has also had the upset of Jack's diagnosis with multiple sclerosis at the age of 26.
She underwent a 13-hour operation but refuses to feel sorry for herself.
"For me, it wasn't a big decision, it was a no-brainer," she said.
"I didn't want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me. I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl. I didn't even think of my breasts in a nostalgic way, I just wanted to be able to live my life without that fear all the time.
"It's not 'pity me', it's a decision I made that's got rid of this weight that I was carrying around."