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Sharon Osbourne confesses to suffering from depression for 16 years on talk show

Sharon Osbourne, popular judge on talent show America's Got Talent and host on the show The Talk confessed to her shocked co-stars that she's been battling depression for 16 years.

The confession came up when the group of hosts, consisting of Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood and Osbourne herself were discussing comedian Wayne Brady's admission that he has been struggling with depression.


Wayne Brady has recently revealed that he has been battling with depression.

Osbourne revealed that she has been taking medication for 16 years.

Her co-host Aisha Tyler responded: ''You never talked about that!''

Osbourne replied: ''Nobody ever asked!'

''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.''


The cast of The Talk. (From left) Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen. Photos: YouTube

Osbourne, who is married to Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002. After receiving good news on it being cleared, she then underwent a double mastectomy in 2012, after a breast cancer scare.

Her husband, 65, recently spoke about the fear of losing his wife.

''Sharon is the strongest woman I know. When I saw the scans of the colon, I thought, 'No way'. The cancer was so aggressive. She had three chemotherapies a month and after nine months the side-effects got worse and worse," said Ozzy Osbourne.

''She was having seizures - she was like The Exorcist, bouncing around the bed. I thought I was going to lose her.

''I thought it was all going to be too much for her. Then at the end of the nine months the doctor said, 'She's going to need nine months to get over the chemotherapy'. Her response was, I'm cancer free, great. I'm going shopping'.''

Source: Contact Music, The Talk

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