Wild rock veteran Ozzy Osbourne credits his wife SHARON with rescuing him from a drink and drugs death after he was dumped by Black Sabbath.

The notorious rocker was suicidal when the heavy metal band sacked him, and descended into a cocaine and alcohol-fuelled depression.

He recalls, "When I got fired from Sabbath, I locked myself away, isolated myself. I ordered booze and pizza over the phone. The coke dealer would come over every day... I was there like that for months.

"I thought, 'I'm out of the band, I've got f**k all to live for, my dreams have been shattered...' Then Sharon came along. She showed faith in me from day one.

"She saved my life."

06/05/2005 19:15