Sharon Osbourne tried to take her own life after discovering Ozzy Osbourne’s affair (Picture: Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
While they are now closer than ever, when Sharon discovered the Black Sabbath star was having an affair for four years, she tried to take her own life.
The former X Factor judge confessed she had attempted suicide when she discovered Ozzy’s fling with hairdresser Michelle Pugh, which lasted from 2012 to 2016.
Speaking at her live show at London’s The Fortune Theatre on Sunday, January 21,the icon said: ‘He always, always had groupies and I was so used to that.
‘But when he knows the name of the person, where they live and where they work … it is a whole different thing as you are emotionally invested.’
The pair have been married since 1982 (Picture: M. Caulfield/WireImage)
Sharon confessed to the crowd the maid had found her (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
She locked herself in her bedroom and was only found when the maid tried to come into the room and clean, saving Sharon’s life.
Sharon, who is mum to Aimee, 40, Kelly, 39, and 38-year-old Jack, said she thought: ‘My kids are older, they are fine and can take care of themselves.’
After this, the Osbournes took a break and split briefly – having been married since 1982 – but reconciled a year later with Sharon posting a loved-up anniversary tribute in 2017.
‘A therapist would diagnose him as an addict and me as a nutter, but we are totally co-dependent,’ the TV personality added.
She thought about her kids as she locked herself in her bedroom (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
They reconciled within a year and Ozzy called her a ‘god’ (Picture: Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Since 2019, Ozzy has been battling Parkinson’s disease among other health woes and the pair were set to return to the UK in December 2021, quitting the Los Angeles lifestyle.
When he was diagnosed, the Prince of Darkness praised his wife Sharon as a ‘god’ for taking him back after his infidelity.
At the time he told The Sun: ‘Sharon and I have never been as close as we are now. It’s great. Sharon has been a god.
‘We all make mistakes. I’m lucky she took me back. Sometimes I sit there and go, “What was I thinking?” I won’t understand why it happened until the day I die.’
If you’re a young person, or concerned about a young person, you can also contact PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide UK. Their HOPELINK digital support platform is open 24/7, or you can call 0800 068 4141, text 07860039967 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org between the hours of 9am and midnight.
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