Sharon Osbourne considered a divorce, but she felt very lonely without her husband.
Some relationships are so complex that a third person would never be able to comprehend the dynamics shared by the partners. Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne are such a couple. According to People, a new documentary, Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne, brings to light one of the most "frightening" experience of Sharon's life. She reflected on an infamous incident where Ozzy choked her under the influence of drugs.
Recalling the incident that happened in 1989, Sharon stated, "We'd had a couple of fights and you can tell it was building to something, you could just feel it. I just knew it was coming," according to People. She further explained that the singer was on drugs "night and day." After the fights, Sharon saw Ozzy was "rarely calm." Instead of feeling everything was back to normal, Sharon knew something was just fishy. "It frightened the s— out of me," said the talk show host. However, she went on with her duties and put her children—Aimee, Kelly, and Jack—to bed. She then began to read a book.
Ozzy, too, recollected his state of mind on that day and shared, "I felt the calmest I've ever felt in my life. It was like serenity. Everything was just peaceful."
Moments later, Ozzy walked into the room and Sharon felt there was something different about him. "I had no idea who sat across from me on the sofa but it wasn't my husband. He gets to a stage where he gets this look in his eyes where his shutters are down and I couldn't get through to him," said Sharon, according to People.
Though she was scared, she did not expect the things that followed. "He just says, 'We've come to a decision that you've got to die,'" recalled the mother of three. After speaking his mind, the singer dived in and began to choke his wife.
"He was calm, very very calm and he lunged across at me," said Sharon, remembering the horrific incident. Fortunately, Sharon pressed the panic button and prevented it from escalating into something fatal. "I felt the stuff on the table and felt the panic button and just pressed it. Next thing I know the cops were there," said the 67-year-old.
In another clip from the documentary, the interviewer asked Ozzy if he was comfortable talking about the incident. "It's not exactly one of my greatest f—ing achievements. All I remember is waking up in 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 the attempted murder of Sharon Osbourne,'" responded Ozzy.
However, Sharon dropped the charges. "I was very very surprised when she dropped the charges," said Ozzy. But the incident had a profound impact on Sharon. "It was probably the most frightened I've ever been," said the television host.
After being released, Ozzy was put in rehab for six months. Meanwhile, Sharon considered getting a divorce. But she was not entirely convinced and felt "really lonely" without her husband around. Speaking of her dilemmas, Sharon stated, "I was looking at all the options left in my life," she said. "I was looking at everything. What is going to be the best for my kids? What is going to be the best for me?"
She continued, "I hated being without him," Sharon then added. "Ozzy was very frightened when he came out and when he was in his house, he definitely watched what he was doing. He frightened himself."
Their daughter Kelly contributed to the documentary as well. She shared how they were always taken for a beach vacation after their dad had done something. She revealed that because of those past experiences, she "hates going on holiday." She added, "It reminds me of being a kid and that was what we did after Dad did something bad." The documentary also featured the family's friends and fellow musicians. This particular incident took place in Buckinghamshire, England, reported Mirror UK.
Sharon and Ozzy have been married for 38 years.