Ozzy Osbourne Opens Up About Getting Arrested For Attempted Murder Of Sharon Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne, the frontman of Black Sabbath has always been very open about his struggles with drug addiction in the past. One night, it led to a very scary moment when he tried to kill his wife Sharon Osbourne. The former America’s Got Talent judge gave a harrowing account of the night she feared for her life in the new documentary Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne.
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On a night in 1989, Sharon put her kids Aimee, Kelly and Jack to bed and began to read a book. That’s when Ozzy came into the room. “I had no idea who was sat across from me on the sofa but it wasn’t my husband,” she said. “He goes to a stage where he gets that look in his eyes, the shutters were down and I just couldn’t get through to him. And he just said, ‘We’ve come to a decision that you’ve got to die.'” It was unclear what drugs Ozzy was on at the time but Sharon knew he was not in his normal state. “He was calm — very calm — then suddenly he lunged across at me and just dived on me and started to choke me. He got me down on the ground on top of me” she said.
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The couple had previously got into a few fights and she anticipated they would get into another spat but didn’t think it would turn physical. America’s Got Talent judge reached for a panic button on the table which alerted the police. They showed up right away. “[It was] not exactly one of my greatest achievements,” Ozzy said of that night. “I felt the calmest I had ever felt in my life. I was just peaceful. … All I remember is waking up in Amersham jail and I asked the cop, ‘Why am I here?’ And he says, ‘You want me to read your charge?’ So he read, ‘John Michael Osbourne, you have been arrested for attempted murder.'”
Sharon Considered Getting A Divorce After Scary Incident
Sharon then explained in the documentary that this scary night led her to question whether or not she wanted to get a divorce. Ozzy was put into a six-month treatment program. But for her, loneliness and being without him for a while led her to believe that they were better together. “I was looking at all the options left in my life,” she said. “I was looking at everything. What is going to be the best for my kids? What is going to be the best for me?” She “hated being without him.” Sharon also described Ozzy’s change of behavior after treatment. “Ozzy was very frightened when he came out and when he was in his house, he definitely watched what he was doing. He frightened himself.”
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“Thank God the judge put him in treatment for six months. I had time to really think about what he should do,” she said. “I told him, ‘I don’t want the money… but if you do this again, either I am going to kill you or you are going to kill me. And do you want that for the kids?” The pair are still married and have their own show The Osbournes Want To Believe on the Travel Channel.