Sharon Osbourne Opens Up About Three Suicide Attempts – ‘I’m Still Here’ – Perez Hilton
Sharon Osbourne bravely opened up about her history with depression on Tuesday.
The Talk cohost admitted that she has tried to take her life three times, and even though it’s not all “flowers and daisies and princesses,” she’s “still here.”
The 66-year-old explained to Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, and Carrie Ann Inaba that she has attempted to end her life on three separate occasions:
“I was joking about this but I shouldn’t. Talking about my depression and it’s like, you know, saying ‘Oh, the first time I tried to kill myself was OK. The second, alright. The third time, oi!” she explained. “But it’s like, I’m still here. I still do what I do. And you struggle. But it’s like… I wished everybody could think flowers and daisies and princesses. But you can’t… And we lived happily ever after. No we don’t!”
This isn’t the first time the mother of three has revealed she has harmed herself. She shared in 2014 on The Talk:
“I’ve never discussed it out of embarrassment of how stupid I was at the time to have done such a thing to myself. It was something that was done when I was 27. I was just going out with Ozzy at the time, we were working together and dating at the same time. He was married, had two children. I was free and single. When we first got together, we would drink a lot together. That’s what we did. We had a session of romance, drinking, partying — it’s about 4 a.m. and he says to me, ‘How much do you love me? I don’t know if this relationship is going to last.’”
She continued, explaining that it was “a lesson learned,” after the incident:
“I’m very dramatic as you all know. I’m like, ‘I’ll show you how much I love you!’ So, I went to a room service table that was still in the room, covered with old fries and burgers and steaks, and there was a steak knife. So, I get the knife and I go, ‘I love you so much,’ slash, slash, slash on my wrist [miming cutting her left wrist].”
The same year, she revealed on another episode of the daytime talk show that she has been taking medication for 16 years to help cope with her mental health issues:
“Some days are better than others, and some days you feel like you just want to pull the sheets over your head and just stay in that bed and not do a damn thing except rot.”
Thank you for being so vulnerable for us, Sharon!!
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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