Legendary Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne’s wife Sharon Osbourne discussed attempting suicide on the CBS show ‘The Talk’ on Tuesday. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Osbourne casually said on ‘The Talk’ that she’s attempted suicide three separate times.
“I was joking about this, but I shouldn’t, talking about my depression,” she said. “You know, saying, ‘‘Oh, the first time I tried to kill myself was okay, the second — all right, the third time, oy.”
She added, “I’m still here … I wish everybody could think flowers and daisies and princesses, but you can’t.”
Osbourne has spoken before about her lifelong mental health difficulties, “I think if you are born with [depression] you have it all your life, and it’s an ongoing battle,” she told Access Hollywood a few years ago.
During one “low point” in her life, she emotionally recalled, “I had given up. I just couldn’t deal … I was very frightened about what was going on with me mentally and the thoughts that were going into my head constantly.”
Sharon’s husband Ozzy Osbourne has dealt with his own demons, fighting drugs, alcohol, and sex addiction, though he has been reportedly doing well in recent years. Ozzy is currently recovering after aggravating an old injury, leading to the postponement of his 2019 tour dates.