Sharon Osbourne Opens Up About Her Suicide Attempt Four Years Ago


Sharon Osbourne has come out on the other side.

On the latest episode of The Talk, which was in honor of World Mental Health Day on Saturday, the TV personality, 68, opened up about her suicide attempt. "Four years ago, I tried to take my life and it wasn’t for attention. I just couldn’t bare it," she said, before revealing that she "went to a place to give me help." Co-host Sheryl Underwood, chimed in, saying, "I remember that time and I remember us wanting to give you your space and your privacy."

During her time there, Osbourne met two women at the facility that changed her life. "They told me they were drinking and using drugs…both of them, their mothers had committed suicide. And it messed them up so bad, that they couldn’t cope with their lives and that shocked me into… am I going to do this to my family, my babies, no way. And that shocked me – it was like an electric shock and it was like, get it together," she continued. "It was like look at these two girls. If I try this again, this could be my kids."

Back in May 2015, Osbourne made headlines when she announced an emergency month-long hiatus from The Talk. Even though her rep said that she had "collapsed from mental and physical fatigue" at the time, the longtime personality admitted in September 2016 that she was severely depressed and had a breakdown. "It's very weird when you suffer from a bad depression… I had a complete and utter breakdown," she shared. "I woke up in Cedars-Sinai hospital. For three days, I couldn't talk ... knew nothing. I was taking on too much... my brain totally fused. I just couldn't cope with anything."

"My family put me into a facility and in this facility they diagnose you, and you do a lot of group therapy," she continued. "The group therapy was the best, because there were other people suffering from the same thing. I didn't want to talk, didn't want to eat, didn't want to speak to anyone."

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