Sharon Osbourne broke down in tears on Thursday after confirming she is flying back to the United States to help ailing husband Ozzy as he battles COVID-19.
Ex-The Talk panelist Sharon, 69, had relocated to the United Kingdom for work after being blacklisted in the US following a heated on-air debate with co-host Sheryl Underwood about race.
But she admitted her new role alongside Piers Morgan on his TalkTV show Uncensored has been put to one side while she cares for stricken Ozzy, 73, who is already battling Parkinson’s disease.
Devastated: Sharon Osbourne broke down in tears on Thursday after confirming she is flying back to the United States to help ailing husband Ozzy as he battles COVID-19
She said: ‘I spoke to him and he’s OK. I’m very worried about Ozzy right now.
‘Ozzy was only diagnosed in the middle of the night our time. I spoke to him and he’s OK. I’m very worried about Ozzy right now. We’ve gone two years without him catching COVID and it’s just Ozzy’s luck it would be now. ‘
However Sharon insisted she would be back in the United Kingdom to fulfill her role with TalkTV as soon as her husband has recovered from the respiratory illness.
She said: ‘I can not believe my luck. I’m missing the show and I’ve only been there three days. I can not believe it. Three days and I’m missing the show but I will be back. I know I will.
‘You’re going to see me back on air in a week because I know we’re going to get my husband back on his feet and we’re going to get a negative test by next week.’
Unwell: Her new role on TalkTV show Uncensored has been put to one side while she cares for stricken Ozzy, who is already battling Parkinson’s disease
Emotional: Sharon broke down as she discussed Ozzy’s COVID-19 diagnosis on Thursday
Sharon, who has been credited with helping resurrect Ozzy’s career as a solo artist beginning in 1979, admitted she was eager to be reunited with her husband, albeit with the correct health and safety guidelines in place.
When asked what she wanted to first, she said: ‘Hold him and kiss him, but with about three masks on I think. My family’s my life. ‘
The TV personality is leaving the UK after making a guest appearance on Piers Morgan’s new show.
Desperate: Sharon, w admitted she was eager to be reunited with her husband, albeit with the correct health and safety guidelines in place
During the interview, Morgan praised Ozzy, calling him ‘one of my favorite people in the world’, before asking about what he called his ‘health wars’, as reported by Mirror.
‘He’s doing okay, he sends you his love,’ Sharon began, before sharing about his last hurdle he has to endure.
‘He’s got one more operation left to do and then he’s dying to come back home,’ she said, in a what appeared to be a reference to them moving from Los Angeles back to the UK.
Health battles: The Black Sabbath legend has had a series of health problems in more recent years that included a staph infection in 2018; flu complications, pneumonia and injuries sustained during a fall at home in 2019; the longtime couple are seen in January 2020
While news of Ozzy revealing he had Parkinson’s disease made headlines in early 2020, the Black Sabbath star has previously said he was first diagnosed in 2003, according to several publications that includes Kerrang spirit Mirror.
But his more recent series of health issues reared his ugly face, beginning in October 2018, when he underwent surgery after getting a potentially deadly staph infection after a manicure that caused his thumb to swell to tie size of lightbulb.
‘It turns out he contracted three separate staph infections that started in his thumb and spread to his middle finger, according to Rolling Stone.
Farewell: Sharon is leaving the UK after making a guest appearance on Piers Morgan’s new show
The interview: Morgan called Ozzy Osbourne ‘one of my favorite people in the world’, before asking about what he called the rocker’s ‘health wars’
In February 2019, the No More Tears rocker was hospitalized with flu complications, which led to the postponement of the European leg of his No More Tour 2 tour.
Ozzy would eventually cancel the tour entirely, as well as the rest of his concert dates in 2019, after sustaining serious injuries from a fall in his Los Angeles home while recovering from pneumonia. That fall actually caused him to re-injure his back, neck and shoulders, which resulted in him needing surgery.
The Crazy Train singer-songwriter has also long felt the repercussions from when he crashed a quad-bike at his Buckinghamshire, UK home in 2003 that left him with a number of broken bones, including his neck vertebra, collarbone and eight ribs.
Sharon later revealed her husband had stopped breathing following the crash and that his then personal bodyguard, Sam Ruston, resuscitated him.
Emotional: The television personality got visibly upset when she revealed that she, her family, and the family’s dogs got death threats, in the wake of her publicly supporting Piers Morgan in the wake of his comments about Meghan Markle
During the Uncensored interview, the matriarch of the Osbourne family got visibly upset when she revealed that she, her family, and even the family’s dogs got death threats, in the wake of her publicly supporting Morgan and his comments about Meghan Markle.
‘I never thought in my wildest dreams that my career after 50 years would have ended that way,’ she said of the controversy and eventual dismissal from CBS.
‘I must have cried for three months. Never stopped crying. ‘
She continued: ‘They wanted to kill my dogs. Then they started on Ozzy and I thought, this is just insanity. ‘
Milestone: Sharon and Ozzy will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on July 4, 2022
This all stemmed from her publicly supporting Piers Morgan’s negative comments towards Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, in March 2021, resulting in a heated exchange with The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood.
In the same month, a 2018 clip from The Talk resurfaced in which Osbourne was discussing the Duchess of Sussex’s skin color, where she said that Meghan ‘ain’t Black’ and that ‘she does not look Black.’
Her departure, which followed a hiatus of the show for an investigation, was ultimately made by the end of March 2021.
On a more happier note: Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, who share three children together – daughters Aimee, 38, and Kelly, 37, and son Jack, 36 – are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on July 4, 2022.