Sharon Osbourne reveals she was hospitalised with secret breakdown

X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she was hospitalised in LA last year because she was experiencing a secret breakdown.

Speaking on The Talk, the 63-year-old television personality confessed that her family “put [her] into a facility” while she was suffering from a bout of extreme depression.

In a bid to help others in similar situations, the mother of three candidly explained how she had “a complete and utter breakdown” during which she could not physically or mentally function for a period of three days.


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She said: “I had a complete and utter breakdown.  I woke up in Cedars-Sinai Hospital and for probably three days I knew nothing.”

“I couldn’t think, I couldn’t talk.  I could do nothing.  My brain just shut down on me.”

The British star – whose relationship with husband Ozzy was dragged into turmoil earlier this year by cheating revelations – explained how her depression had followed a period of prolonged stress, during which she had an extreme amount of commitments to attend to.


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“I was doing too much of everything, thinking I'm a superwoman, ‘I'm so strong. I can handle this, I can handle that’.  My brain just totally fused.”

While in hospital Sharon had the opportunity to avail of a range of therapies. 

She claims to have found group therapy most effective because there were several people involved who were undergoing the same experience she was.

Fair play to Sharon for opening up in such an honest way about her personal experience.