During a special episode of The Talk dedicated to World Mental Health Day, Sharon Osbourne opened up about a past suicide attempt in 2016.
The star, who has been open about her struggle with mental health issues, told viewers, “Four years ago I was finding things very, very difficult. I tried to take my life and it wasn’t for attention – I just couldn’t bear it.”
Osbourne revealed she went to a facility to get help, where a chance encounter with two young women who had both lost their mothers to suicide shocked her into fighting for her life.
“They weren’t even related,” Osbourne told The Talk viewers of the two young women who were in the facility because of drug and alcohol issues. “Young girls, and both of them, their mothers had committed suicide. And it messed them up so bad that they couldn’t cope with their lives – and that shocked me into ‘C’mon, am I going to do this to my family, to my babies? No way.’
“And that shocked me,” Osbourne continued. “It was like an electric shock, and it was like, get it together.”
This isn’t the first time Osbourne has been open about her mental health struggles, revealing on The Talk she has survived three prior suicide attempts and has been taking medication for 16 years to help.
“I think if you are born with depression you have it all your life, and it’s an ongoing battle,” Osbourne previously told Access Hollywood/em>. “It’s an ongoing thing of realizing how blessed you are and what you got to be happy about in the day, and I have so much.”