She got serious. Sharon Osbourne revealed on The Talk on Tuesday, April 30, that she has tried to take her own life not once, not twice, but three times.
“I was joking about this, but I shouldn’t, talking about my depression,” the 66-year-old said at the table with her cohosts. “It’s like, you know, saying, ‘The first time I tried to kill myself was OK, the second was all right, the third time, oi!’ But it’s like, I’m still here! I still do what I do.”
She continued to explain that not every day is easy when you’re battling depression. “You struggle,” she admitted. “But its, like, I wish everybody could think flowers and daisies and princesses, but you can’t! ‘And we lived happily ever after.’ No, we don’t!”
This isn’t the first time Osbourne, who is married to Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne, has opened up about her experiences with self-harm. During the show’s “Secret Week” in 2014, she revealed that she once slit her wrists to prove her love to her then boyfriend and now husband.
“I’ve never discussed it out of embarrassment of how stupid I was at the time to do such a thing to myself,” she explained. “I was 27, I was just going out with Ozzy at the time … and when we first got together, we would drink a lot together. We had a session of partying … and it’s about 4 in the morning and he says to me, ‘How much do you really love me?’ And I’m saying, ‘I’d do anything for you, anything. I absolutely adore you … I’d give my life for you.’”
The TV personality, who shares three kids with the rocker, revealed that she then grabbed a steak knife. “I’m like, ‘I love you so much,’ and slash, slash, slash on my wrist.”
The former America’s Got Talent judge had sliced her wrist so badly that she had to be hospitalized.
Osbourne also revealed in 2016 that her depression was so bad in 2015, she had to take an extended absence from the CBS talk show. “It’s very weird when you suffer from a bad depression,” she said. “I had a complete and utter breakdown. I woke up in Cedars-Sinai Hospital.”
If you or anyone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The Lifeline is available 24/7, and offers free and confidential help.