It has come to light that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, along with their children Jack and Kelly, have released the fifth episode of their revived podcast.
It is noted that among the topics covered in the episode is Sharon’s claim in her 2007 memoir that she and Ozzy had agreed to go to Swiss assisted dying organization Dignitas should either of them suffer from the common form of dementia.
Asked by Jack if that is “still a plan,” Sharon responded:
“Do you think that we’re gonna suffer?” When Jack countered with, “Aren’t we already all suffering?”, Sharon said: “Yes, we all are, but I don’t want it to actually hurt as well. Mental suffering is enough pain without physical. So if you’ve got mental and physical, see ya.” Kelly then asked, “But what if you could survive?” to which Sharon responded: “Yeah, what if you survived and you can’t wipe your own ass, you’re pissing everywhere, shitting, can’t eat.”
Back in 2014, Ozzy told The Mirror that his and Sharon’s suicide pact had been extended to cover any life-threatening condition, as well as Alzheimer’s disease.
“If I can’t live my life the way I’m living it now — and I don’t mean financially — then that’s it…[Switzerland],” he said. “If I can’t get up and go to the bathroom myself and I’ve got tubes up my ass and an enema in my throat, then I’ve said to Sharon, ‘Just turn the machine off.’ If I had a stroke and was paralyzed, I don’t want to be here. I’ve made a will and it’s all going to Sharon if I die before her, so ultimately it will all go to the kids.”
Back in 2007, it was first reported that Ozzy had agreed to a suicide pact with Sharon — because she didn’t want to go through the pain her father Don Arden did when he suffered from Alzheimer’s. At the time, Sharon claimed she and Ozzy made the mutual decision earlier that year after music mogul Arden lost his struggle with the neurodegenerative disease and died in July 2007, aged 81.