Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have been together since 1979, and got hitched in ’82. She’s stuck with him through the bat-eating days, the drugs, the booze, physical abuse, cheating, and life-threatening manicures. Ozzie and Harriet, they are not. “Naaawr, we Ozzy and SHAAAROOON!”
Now 67-year-old Sharon is opening up about the time a drugged-out Ozzy tried to strangle her to death. Yikes. Sharon recounted the 1989 incident on the documentary “Biography: Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne”, which aired last night on A&E. She says that after she put her three kids to bed, Ozzy calmly approached her and told her she must die.
via The Sun:
“He came into the room. I had no idea who was sat across from me on the sofa but it wasn’t my husband. He goes to a stage where he gets that look in his eyes, the shutters were down and I just couldn’t get through to him. And he just said, ‘We’ve come to a decision that you’ve got to die’.
“He was calm — very calm — then suddenly he lunged across at me and just dived on me and started to choke me. He got me down on the ground on top of me and I was feeling for stuff on the table. I felt the panic button and I just pressed it and the next thing I know, the cops were there.”
See, this is why everybody needs to wear those old people panic buttons around their necks at all times! Or have them hidden under coffee tables like they do at the bank. Sharon went on to say:
“All I could think of was the kids. ‘There’s no way I’m leaving my kids.’ So it was probably the most frightened that I had ever been.”
In the understatement of the century, 71-year-old Ozzy calls the incident “not exactly one of my greatest achievements”. He says, via Page Six:
“I felt the calmest I had ever felt in my life. I was just peaceful. … All I remember is waking up in [England’s] Amersham jail and I asked the cop, ‘Why am I here?’ And he says, ‘You want me to read your charge?’ So he read, ‘John Michael Osbourne, you have been arrested for attempted murder.’”
Ozzy was sent to rehab, and Sharon ultimately decided not to press charges. She says:
“Thank God the judge put him in treatment for six months. I had time to really think about what he should do,” she said. “I told him, ‘I don’t want the money … but if you do this again, either I am going to kill you or you are going to kill me. And do you want that for the kids?’”
Well, that story is all kinds of horrifying. I’m not gonna lie, when I originally saw the headline this morning, my not-fully-awake brain read that shit as, “Ozzy Tried To KISS Sharon High On Drugs”. Here I was looking forward to a wacky Osbourne sex anecdote! Alas…