Looking at the lives of celebrities, it is all too easy to assume that they don’t have the same problems as the average person but health issues, for example, do not discriminate – they can befall even the wealthiest person. In reality, sometimes fame can work against people. Going through tough times while the world watches (and, sometimes, passes judgment) can make things more difficult. Sharon Osbourne could probably attest to that since she has been married to rocker, Ozzy Osbourne, for decades and is no stranger to the glare of the spotlight.
Rather than sitting in the wings, however, she has carved out her own little niche of fame but it definitely comes at a price – a grueling itinerary. The co-host of The Talk had just completed a busy trip to New York City and Toronto when she collapsed upon arriving home in Los Angeles. After Sharon underwent medical evaluation, her rep explained that this was due to “mental and physical fatigue.”
That’s not hard to see how this could have happened considering the fact that it hasn’t been that long since the 62-year-old was hospitalized for pneumonia which she developed shortly after having surgery to repair a hernia. Despite her health setbacks, she quickly resumed her hectic schedule. Osbourne’s doctors now believe that she’s suffering from “extreme exhaustion” and it seems like, finally, she realizes that she needs to slow down and rest.
Her rep explained: “Sharon has been advised and has agreed to take a month hiatus to recover fully from these recent events. Sharon would like to thank everyone at The Talk for granting her this time off and to all friends, family and others for their incredible support.” Indeed, unlike most non-famous people, Sharon is lucky to have an employer who is willing to be flexible and give her the time off that she needs to recover.
Of course, over the years, the Osbournes have shown themselves to be a resilient family capable of overcoming major health-related struggles. In 2002, Ozzy battled colorectal cancer. In 2012, at just 26 years old, their son, Jack, was with multiple sclerosis. Sharon, herself, had a double mastectomy three years ago after testing positive for the gene that predisposes some women to cancer.
It sounds like this restful period is long overdue for her emotional and physical well-being so, hopefully, she listens to doctor’s orders and takes some time away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood life.