Very recently, Sharon Osbourne came clean about her mental health struggles, hoping it would help others struggling with depression.
On Thursday, she and her co-hosts talked about a range of mental health topics on “The Talk” show, and that is when Osbourne admitted that she tried to take her own life four years ago.
“I was finding things very, very difficult. And I’ve been medicated for 28 years — properly medicated, not just through a friend,” she said. “Four years ago, I tried to take my life and it wasn’t for attention, I just couldn’t bear it.”
Osbourne then turned to her co-host Sheryl Underwood and said “You know.”
“Yes. I remember that time,” Underwood replied. “And I remember us wanting to give you your space and your privacy.”
Osbourne further revealed that she sought help from professionals after her suicide attempt and mentioned what really helped jump-start her recovery.
“There were two girls there with me and they were in there because they were drinking and using drugs,” she recalled. “Both of them, their mother had committed suicide and it messed them up so bad that they couldn’t cope with their lives.”
She said that moment really made her evaluate her own situation and gave her the strength to take control of her mental health.
“That shocked me into ‘C’mon, am I gonna do this to my family, to my babies? No way,'” she said. “That shocked me. It was like an electric shock. And it was like, ‘Get it to together.'”
Osbourne got married to singer Ozzy Osbourne in 1982 and is a mother of three. She has been quite candid with her fans and friends about her plastic surgeries and marital problems, preventive double mastectomy and mental health struggles.
Osbourne’s co-hosts also shared their own stories about mental health during Thursday’s episode of “The Talk.” Rapper Eve revealed that she has dealt with anxiety and panic attacks for as long as she can remember.