Sharon Osbourne says she was 'fat-shamed' by her brother

Julia Hunt
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British personality Sharon Osbourne arrives for the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on September 22, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)        (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Sharon Osbourne arrives for the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles in 2019. (VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharon Osbourne says her brother “fat-shamed” her when she was younger, adding: “It sticks with you.”

The TV star opened up on US show The Talk, saying her brother David’s friends also used to tease her about her weight.

“I used to get fat-shamed by my brother,” said the star, who lost around 100 pounds after having gastric band surgery in 1999.

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“My brother used to get his friends to join in.

“It sticks with you.”

“At times I was bigger than others,” added Osbourne, 67.

“My weight has always done this, and that’s it.

“It’s been going on for hundreds of years, people going on about people’s weight. And it never will end.”

UNITED STATES - MARCH 01:  Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne  (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 01: Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

Osbourne has been outspoken about weight issues in the past and recently said on The Talk that she doesn't believe large women when they say they are happy in their bodies.

"When really big women say they're really happy in their body, I don't believe them," she said.

"Because I was really, really big and I wasn't happy.

“Sure, on the surface, ha, ha, but at night, in bed, alone, I was very unhappy."

Rock singer Ozzy Osbourne at home with his family, early 1990's. From left to right, Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Amme Osbourne. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Rock singer Ozzy Osbourne at home with his family, early 1990's. From left to right, Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Amme Osbourne. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Osbourne, who was discussing singer Adele’s dramatic weight loss with her co-stars on the show, also told how she had felt an "underlying connection" with "bigger women" when she was heavier.

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"When I was 100 pounds overweight, I used to feel comfortable when I was with bigger women," she said.

"I must say that I felt like we had something in common.

“We never spoke about it, but there was this underlying connection that we had. I always felt that."