Sharon Osborne fights back tears as she reveals Ozzy saved her from suicide

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Sharon Osborne fights back tears as she reveals Ozzy saved her from suicide

Sharon Osborne fought back tears as she opened up about her mental health battle, revealing husband Ozzy Osbourne saved her from taking her own life.

Osborne, 66, joined the Loose Women panel on Thursday, and recalled hitting a “very bad time” three years ago.

“I’ve been on anti-depressants for 23 years and different medications for my old head. I can’t live without medication because I won’t get out of bed for three days, don’t wash, don’t do anything, won’t see anyone. It’s like ‘stop the world I want to get off’.

“Three years ago I had a very bad time in my life and I just thought ‘I’m going to bail I can’t take it anymore. I just can’t take the pressure’.”

Emotional: Sharon Osbourne on Loose Women (ITV)

She said her children Aimee, 35, Kelly, 34, and Jack, 33, were “terribly cross and heartbroken and frightened”.

Sharon revealed she was driven to keep fighting after meeting two young girls in a treatment centre who had lost their mother’s. “When I was in treatment there were two separate girls whose mother’s had committed suicide,” she said. “The damage that was left for them… I would never do it again.”

It is not the first time she has discussed her mental health having admitted earlier this month that she has attempted to take her own life three times in the past.

Speaking on US chat show, The Talk, she said: “I was joking about this but I shouldn’t — talking about my depression. And it’s like, you know saying, ‘Oh, the first time I tried to kill myself was okay, the second, all right, the third time, oi!'”

Sharon said her three grandchildren have helped to bring “sunshine” into her life. Talking about spending time with son Jack’s children Pearl, Andy Rose and Minnie Theodora, who he shares with ex-wife Lisa Stelly, she told Loose Women viewers: “It brings sunshine into my house and when they’re there it’s what it’s all about.”

Joking about her grandparent techniques she joked: “I teach them: What goes on at nana’s stays at nana’s.”

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Loose Women is on ITV, weekdays at 12:30pm