81 Facts About Sharon Osbourne


Sharon Rachel Osbourne is a British-American television personality, music manager, and author.


Sharon Osbourne is married to heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne and came to prominence while appearing on The Osbournes, a reality television show that aired on MTV, which followed her family's daily life.


Sharon Osbourne is credited with reviving her husband's heavy metal career by founding the summer Ozzfest tour, which was held almost annually between 1996 and 2018.


From 2003 to 2006, she hosted her own television talk show The Sharon Osbourne Show, which was syndicated to various US channels and shown in the UK on Sky One.


In 2010, Sharon Osbourne was a contestant on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice, and became a co-host on the CBS talk show The Talk, hosting until her termination in 2021.


Sharon Osbourne holds both British and American citizenship and has resided in the United States with her husband since 2002.


Sharon Osbourne's mother was of Irish descent and her father was Ashkenazi Jewish.


Sharon Osbourne revealed she was surrounded by violence during her childhood and that it was a normal occurrence to see her father threatening someone, or brandishing a firearm.


Sharon Osbourne's father managed Black Sabbath and fired Ozzy Sharon Osbourne from the group.


Sharon Osbourne soon lost contact with her father and did not speak to him for 20 years.


Sharon Osbourne had told her children that their grandfather was dead but they unknowingly saw him for the first time when Sharon Osbourne was shouting abuse at him on a street in Los Angeles.


At the age of 17, Sharon Osbourne lost her virginity and realised two months later that she was pregnant.


Sharon Osbourne was pregnant at the time and subsequently lost the baby.


When Sharon Osbourne was informed of her mother's death, she said "Oh, what a shame" and simply put the phone down.


Sharon Osbourne harassed the singer Bruce Dickinson, and threw eggs at the band.


Sharon Osbourne co-managed a band called Cube, with Cud guitarist Mike Dunphy.


Sharon Osbourne has turned down career guidance requests from Fred Durst, Guns N' Roses, and Courtney Love.


In 2003, Osbourne became the host of her own television talk show, The Sharon Osbourne Show, which was syndicated to various US channels and shown in the UK on Sky One.


However, ratings appeared to decrease after Channel 4 moved its game show Deal Or No Deal, hosted by Noel Edmonds, into the timeslot, with Sharon Osbourne managing 1.2 million viewers compared to Deal Or No Deal's 2.9m.


Sharon Osbourne was a judge and mentor on the UK's The X Factor every year, from 2004 through to 2007.


Sharon Osbourne appeared in the spin-off show The X Factor: Battle of the Stars.


Tarrant had made a joke about her husband Ozzy to which Sharon Osbourne took offence, but most of her outburst focused on criticising Tarrant's recent infidelity to his wife Ingrid from whom he was in the process of separating.


However, it was confirmed that Sharon Osbourne had been contracted to return for the fourth series of the show.


Sharon Osbourne then appeared in the fourth series along with judges Cowell, Walsh and new judge, Dannii Minogue, and mentored the Girls category during the series.


However, on The Paul O'Grady Show, aired on 23 October 2007, Sharon Osbourne confirmed she would return on the next episode and stated that it is part of her personality to say things in the heat of the moment and not to contrive anything that she says.


Two weeks into the live shows, a number of happy slapping videos of Emily Nakanda, the only other act in Sharon Osbourne's category, appeared in the media, apparently showing her beating another teenaged girl.


Sharon Osbourne joined the judging panel on the second season of America's Got Talent, along with Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff, replacing Brandy Norwood.


Sharon Osbourne later worked on the show with Howie Mandel and Howard Stern as judges and Nick Cannon as host.


Sharon Osbourne threatened to leave the show in the middle of filming, saying "I didn't sign up for this", but was talked out of it.


Sharon Osbourne has since stayed with the show for its third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons.


Sharon Osbourne initially stated that she will not return for the season, but later said that she was staying with the show "for now".


Sharon Osbourne hosted the second season of Rock of Love: Charm School with co-hosts Riki Rachtman and Daniella Clarke on VH1.


Sharon Osbourne had a physical altercation on 13 December 2008 with contestant Megan Hauserman on the reunion special for the show after Hauserman made derogatory statements about Sharon Osbourne's husband, Ozzy.


Hauserman reportedly filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department and has since filed a lawsuit against Sharon Osbourne, claiming battery, negligence and infliction of emotional distress.


In March 2010, Sharon Osbourne appeared on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice, coming in third place.


From its inception on 18 October 2010 until her departure in 2021, Sharon Osbourne co-hosted the CBS talk show The Talk.


Sharon Osbourne was the last original co-host following the departure of fellow co-host and series creator Sara Gilbert.


In September 2010, Sharon Osbourne made a return to The X Factor at the Judges' Houses round of series 7 where she assisted Walsh at Adare Manor, County Limerick, Ireland to pick the final 3 contestants of the Over 28s category, Then in September 2012, she joined Walsh again this time in Las Vegas, for the 9th series Judges' Houses segment of the competition, to help him choose his final 3 groups.


Sharon Osbourne has expressed interest in reprising her role on the judging panel, notably in September 2012, when she said that she would 'love' to return for the show's tenth series.


Sharon Osbourne returned to the judging panel alongside Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, and original panellist Walsh.


Sharon Osbourne did not return for the eleventh series of The X Factor UK and was replaced by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.


In 2014 and 2017, Sharon Osbourne appeared as a guest panellist on ITV's daytime programme Loose Women.


Sharon Osbourne judged alongside Cowell, Walsh and Scherzinger.


Sharon Osbourne mentored the Over 25s category, choosing Saara Aalto, Relley C and Honey G as her final three contestants.


Sharon Osbourne was initially confirmed to return for the fifteenth series as the fifth judge during the live shows portion of the competition but later declined the offer to return, feeling she wasn't needed on the panel and was replaced by Ayda Field.


In March 2022, Sharon Osbourne joined TalkTV hosting a new weekly prime time show named "The Talk".


Sharon Osbourne later released another autobiography named Survivor, the title coming from surviving cancer.


In January 2005, she was contracted to feature in a television advertising campaign for UK supermarket chain, Asda and later in 2007, Sharon Osbourne became the new face of Galabingo when she was featured in television advertisements promoting the gambling website.


Sharon Osbourne has co-hosted one of the Royal Variety Performances with Jonathan Ross.


Sharon Osbourne appeared in Days of Our Lives, It's a Boy Girl Thing.


On Friday 15 June 2007, Sharon Osbourne guest hosted The Friday Night Project with Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr.


Sharon Osbourne made a cameo appearance on 23 June 2007 in an episode of the science fiction series Doctor Who.


On 20 February 2008, Sharon Osbourne co-hosted the 28th edition of the BRIT Awards at Earls Court in London, along with her husband and daughter Kelly.


On 22 August 2008, Sharon Osbourne took part in the 2008 MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival in Scotland.


On 1 April 2010, Sharon Osbourne joined Cyndi Lauper in the launch of her Give a Damn campaign to bring a wider awareness of discrimination of the LGBT community as part of her True Colors Fund.


Sharon Osbourne has a recurring voice role as Mama Hook in the animated television series Jake and the Never Land Pirates, which was broadcast in 2012.


In 2016, Sharon Osbourne appeared in two videos for PETA, explaining why she gave up wearing fur and encouraging others to do the same.


Sharon Osbourne has sent her son's or daughter's feces in Tiffany boxes on more than one occasion to people she felt had unreasonably criticised her or her family.


Sharon Osbourne's actions were reportedly in retaliation to lead singer Bruce Dickinson slighting reality TV, with claims that this was an attack on Ozzy Sharon Osbourne himself.


On Iron Maiden's departure, Sharon Osbourne made a few statements on stage in front of the 40,000 people in attendance.


Sharon Osbourne described Kieu's cutting off of her husband's penis and putting it in a garbage disposal as "quite fabulous", Sharon Osbourne laughed about the incident with her fellow panellists and members of the audience.


Sharon Osbourne later apologised for her behaviour, stating "she was sorry she offended people" and that she "did not condone genital mutilation".


On 10 March 2021, whilst speaking on The Talk, Sharon Osbourne defended Piers Morgan's negative comments towards Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, resulting in a heated exchange with co-host Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne's behaviour towards Underwood during the argument was criticised as harsh and aggressive.


Sharon Osbourne said that Markle "ain't Black" and that "she doesn't look Black".


Sharon Osbourne responded with threats of defamation lawsuits against both Peete and Remini, but ultimately did nothing.


Sharon Osbourne claimed that during a house fire she made her assistant go back into the house to save pieces of art.


Sharon Osbourne claimed that she ripped an oxygen mask off the assistant and gave it to her dog.


Sharon Osbourne then proceeded to fire him when he did not find the situation funny, believing he might have lung damage from smoke inhalation, saying "he showed absolutely no sense of humour" during the fire.


When Ozzy was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979, Sharon Osbourne started to date him and took over his management as a solo artist.


Sharon Osbourne has two stepchildren, Louis and Jessica, from her husband's previous marriage to retired schoolteacher Thelma Riley.


For years, the Sharon Osbourne marriage was plagued by alcohol, drug use, and violence, with Sharon Osbourne having even been arrested for driving while intoxicated.


Sharon Osbourne once retaliated by throwing a full bottle of scotch at his head.


In 1999, Sharon Osbourne lost 100 pounds after lap-band surgery.


Sharon Osbourne commented that being large was an essential part of her persona when she worked for her father and that when she was larger, she made a more dramatic entrance.


Sharon Osbourne announced it was colon cancer and had spread to her lymph nodes and was more serious than originally thought.


When Sharon Osbourne's hair fell out during her subsequent treatment, her wigs were custom made by Cher's wigmaker.


Ozzy Sharon Osbourne admitted that he "fell apart" during her treatment and recovery, and it was revealed that her son, Jack Sharon Osbourne, tried to commit suicide because of his depression stemming from his mother's condition.


Sharon Osbourne has lent her support to design limited edition T-shirts or vests for the 'Little Tee Campaign' for Breast Cancer Care which donates money for breast cancer research.


Sharon Osbourne stated that she had had a full rhytidectomy, abdominoplasty, mastopexy, as well as many other procedures, but commented that she would not have any surgery performed on her eyes or lips.


In early November 2012, Sharon Osbourne revealed she had undergone a double mastectomy after learning she had a gene that increases the risk of developing breast cancer.


Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were forced to flee their mansion when a blaze broke out as they slept.