Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he is undergoing therapy for a "sex addiction" that nearly resulted in the disintegration of his marriage to Sharon Osbourne.
The 67-year-old Black Sabbath singer said in a statement that he was "mortified" at the effect of his behaviour on his family.
The announcement came after hair stylist Michelle Pugh told People magazine she had a "very real relationship" with the rocker, lasting four years.
“What attracted me to him? Chemistry,” she told People. “We just had it. It’s that indescribable thing in life, and you can’t deny it. And he didn’t.”
Earlier this year, Osbourne moved out of the family home, with Sharon Osbourne suggesting in May that their 34-year marriage could come to an end.
After reports of the split, the 63-year-old told US television chat show The Talk that she had "no idea" if she shared a future with her husband.
However, the couple later indicated they were back together.
Osbourne said in a statement: "Over the last six years, I have been dealing with a sex addiction. I'm sorry if Ms Pugh took our sexual relationship out of context.
"I'd also like to apologise to the other women I have been having sexual relationships with.
"Out of bad comes good. Since the press exposed this, I have gone into intense therapy. I am mortified at what my behaviour has done to my family.
"I thank God that my incredible wife is at my side to support me."
Meanwhile, in a lawsuit filed at LA County Superior Court, Ozzy's former mistress has claimed that she felt "slut-shamed, bullied and harassed" following a series of tweets sent out by Kelly Osbourne, TMZ reports.
"Anyone looking for cheap chunky LOW-lights a blow out and a blowjob call [Pugh's phone number]," Kelly Osbourne tweeted in May before adding, "My father is almost 70 ever heard of elder abuse?"
Story by Bang Showbiz, edited by Yahoo7 Be.