The beloved mother of the mega-famous Osbourne family, Sharon Osborn, has just made a shocking announcement that is leaving her fans and followers desperately praying for her.
Known for being the wife of the one the music industry’s most iconic names, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon has been in the limelight for several decades. After years of being in the public eye, one would think they know Sharon well, but on May 2nd, 2019, she dropped a bombshell of information that silenced her fans.
As a co-host on “The Talk,” Sharon began “I was joking about this but I shouldn’t, talking about my depression, and it’s like, you know saying, ‘Oh, the first time I tried to kill myself was OK, the second — all right, the third time, oy!'”
Sharon’s fans and her co-hosts were beside themselves but she continued, saying, “But it’s like, I’m still here. I still do what I do and you struggle.”
Sharon continued by admitting that her “ongoing struggle with depression hasn't been easy,” but that she relies on medication that “has helped her tremendously.” As an advocate for mental health, she continued to unpack her dark reality, saying, “I wish everybody could think flowers and daisies and princesses, but you can’t." She later confirmed that she’s been using strong medications for 16 years to help treat her depression.
Sharon also acknowledged the very public break she took from “The Talk” in 2015, by confirming that she had suffered a “complete and utter breakdown.” She shared the story “I woke up in Cedars-Sinai Hospital and for probably three days, I knew nothing. I couldn’t think, I couldn’t talk, I could do nothing. My brain just shut down on me," she said. "It took me days before I could even speak. I didn’t want to speak, I didn’t want to eat, I didn’t want to talk to anyone. I couldn’t keep thoughts in my head. My head was like a whirlpool, going round and round and round, and no one thought would stay in it. I was just like, a thing.”
While it’s understandable that Sharon has been under a great deal of stress for the better part of her life (being married to a rockstar, raising children who have also suffered publicly with depression and drug use, and navigating all of those things in public), it’s still so heartbreaking to see someone think that suicide was the only option.
Please pray for Sharon. Depression and suicidal thoughts can feel entirely overwhelming. Pray that she feels the peace of God and that fixes her perspective on Him.