Earlier today (April 23), Sharon Osbourne cleared the air about the rumors about OZZY and her getting a divorce during the CBS daytime talk show "The Talk" (which she co-hosts). Here is what she said about this:
"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 is the Facebook posting that my husband did on his Facebook where he said he's been using alcohol and prescription drugs for the last year and a half, and that he's been an asshole, and he's been in a very dark place. That's true — it's very true.
"Everybody knows he's been struggling with this his entire life, and 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.
"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 that has the disease, but it hurts the family. It hurts people who love you.
"We're dealing with it. We've dealt with worse, and we will deal with it, and this, too, shall pass... Otherwise, my husband will be taken to hospital to get my foot removed from his ass."
BLACK SABBATH have announced four summer shows in North America in support of the release of their NEW album, '13', due out June 11.
Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour will go on sale Saturday, April 20 at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. The dates include stops in Holmdel, NJ (NY-area), Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto, ON. Tickets for these shows go on sale Saturday, April 20. Beginning today, fans can click here or visit http://bit.ly/Sabbath_RSVP to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available Thursday, April 18. VIP Packages are also available at VIPNation.com.
In addition, in advance of the release of '13', the album’s first single “God Is Dead?” will debut across Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s more than 40 Active Rock and Mainstream Rock radio stations nationwide on Thursday, April 18 at 3:00 PM (ET)/12 Noon (PT). Produced by Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner, two of those as Producer of the Year), 13 features the original BLACK SABBATH: OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI and GEEZER BUTLER.
Here are the tour dates:
- Sun, 8-4: Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center
- Wed, 8-14: Toronto, ON at Air Canada Centre
- Sat, 8-24: Seattle, WA at Gorge Amphitheatre
- Tue, 9-3: Los Angeles, CA at Los Angeles Sports Arena
Other Upcoming BLACK SABBATH tour dates:
- Apr 25: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Australia
- Apr 27: Sydney All Phones Arena, Australia
- Apr 28: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia
- May 1: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia
- May 4: Perth Arena, Australia
- May 12: Ozzfest, Tokyo Makahari Messe, Japan
Nov. 20 - Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
Nov. 22 - Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Nov. 24 - Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
Nov. 26 - Forum, Denmark, Copenhagen
Nov. 28 - Ziggo Dome, Holland, Amsterdam
Nov. 30 - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
Dec. 02 - Bercy, Paris, France
Dec. 05 - Fiera Arena, Milan, Italy
Dec. 07 - 02 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Dec. 10 - 02 Arena, London, UK
Dec. 12 - Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
Dec. 14 - Arena, Sheffield, UK
Dec. 16 - Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Dec. 18 - Arena, Manchester, UK
Dec. 20 - LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
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