Sharon Osbourne was in pain but Robin Williams motivated her to fight cancer.
Robin Williams and his ability to bring happiness to our lives is something we have all seen and experienced. His brilliant acting and hilarious performances have entertained us for decades. This is exactly why he remains in our hearts even after half a decade of passing. We still hear the wonderful tales of him that prove the greatness of his heart. One of the stories shared was by the children of the reality star and host, Sharon Osbourne.
According to Metro, the children of the reality star spoke about comedy legend, Robin Williams and his heart of gold. In the Osbournes podcast released on 5 March 2018, 33-year-old Jack Osbourne recalled his mum's battle with cancer. In 2002, Sharon was diagnosed with colon cancer and the family was shooting their reality show The Osbournes. Sharon, who was 49 at the time, was in intense pain.
"For people who don’t know, during the filming of the show mum was diagnosed with colon cancer. It was like really early on when the show hit, and it was not a very fun time at all for anyone. Probably the least amount of fun for mum," recalled Jack. The pain was getting to the reality star and her daughter Kelly remembers how much her mum was shattered by the after-effects of the treatment.
"Mum had gotten to a point in her chemotherapy that she’d kind of given up because it was when mum’s hair started to fall out. Mum was lying in this bedroom that she had curtained off. It was pitch black. She hadn’t gotten out of bed for like a week. Mum’s dog had to go to the hospital because she was dehydrated. Mum was dehydrated. And we couldn’t get her to go back to finish the chemo," recalled Kelly in the podcast.
Sharon who had hit rock bottom had given up. She did not want to complete her chemo. It was then her husband Ozzy came up with the idea. He knew of one person who could motivate Sharon. It was none other than Robin Williams. Ozzy had never met Robin Williams but he called the funny man to tell that his wife was sick. The event that followed spoke volumes about Williams as a person. He turned up to their house just to make Sharon laugh.
"Dad said laughter is the best medicine. And organized for Robin to come over and make mum laugh. And he just dropped everything. Came over to the house. Got in bed with mum. I just remember sitting at the bottom of the stairs and we went from crying, not knowing what to do, to peeing ourselves laughing because we could hear mum upstairs in her room laughing with Robin," continued Kelly.
As expected, the phenomenal comedian changed Sharon's mind. The next day she was ready to continue her treatment. Sharon sat with her children in the podcast and listened to them narrate the event in silence. She too had nothing but gratitude for Robin Williams. She said, "[He] was just one of the nicest, genuine people you could ever meet. Just such a good man. Good good man."