Sharon Osbourne: biography and interesting facts
Many halves of rock celebrities become famous only because of their marriage. In real life they can be quite boring and mediocre... But not Sharon Osborne, life companion and creative partner of the Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne! This woman proved to be an excellent manager and also demonstrated great strength of character: you must admit that being the wife of a rock star, and Ozzy's wife, is not an easy task!
What's even more impressive about Sharon is that she accomplished everything on her own, despite the fact that her father's name Don Arden not the last in the music business. In fact, Sharon has been through a lot--something even some men can't go through! And it's still all over her face. smile shines…
Challenging early years
Sharon was forced to grow thorns from an early age in order to be able to stand up to this cruel world. What's worse, it wasn't her evil peers who forced her to do this, but... own father. It is known that Don Arden was a real tyrant to his loved ones, including his own daughter. Many years later, in an interview with a psychologist on a television show, Sharon lifted the veil of a terrible secret that she had nurtured in herself for so long...
"Sometimes my father would literally go into a rage. He wanted everyone to obey him, and would go crazy over the smallest things he didn't like. On several occasions he pulled my hair, sometimes raised his hand... But perhaps the most horrible thing was when he locked me in the dark coal closet in the basement of our house. I'm still afraid of dark and confined spaces..."
It is worth noting that Don Arden became an important figure in the music industry only when he was in his late 40s. When Sharon was a child, her family was poor, and Don had to work hard to provide for himself and his family. They were forced to live in a ramshackle house in a South London neighborhood called Brixton. Due to financial hardship and neglect, parents rarely fed Sharon school lunches during these difficult times.
On top of that, in the 17 years Sharon started dating a guy who made beautiful speeches and promised mountains of gold and paradise, but... he took off, leaving the girl alone with her belly. Next, Sharon herself:
"It was my first love, and I was very hurt. I didn't understand why he did what he did. I had to have an abortion, and it was the worst experience of my life. I was full of disappointment and self-loathing at that time..."
Her loved ones turned Ozzie against her
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne's relationship certainly had its difficult moments, but overall their marriage was one of the brightest in the history of the music industry. However - there were times when their union literally was hanging by a thread...All thanks to Sharon's loved ones, particularly her brother and father, who set Ozzie up against her. Yes, yes! They didn't care about Sharon's feelings. The only thing that drove them was resentment: They couldn't stand the fact that Sharon had become the manager of such a of a major rock star. So they tried in every way to get Ozzy on their side. In the interview she said:
"So, they invite Ozzie over for dinner and start telling him how crazy I am! And that I'm going to ruin his life. But he doesn't have to worry: they can get an annulment on the grounds of my insanity, and in the meantime they can take over his career..."
Fortunately, Ozzie didn't fall for the ruse and just told his wife:
"Damn it, Sharon, your daddy's psychotic!"
The tragedies of personal life
The love and support Sharon received from Ozzie was one of the best parts of her life, but their marriage was also very dark momentsespecially in the beginning. The two worst things happened when Ozzie knocked her teeth out during one scandal and tried to strangle her during the other...
Given the shocking treatment, it's not surprising that Sharon actually considered About the divorce from OzzieBut in the end she realized that she loved him too much. She also recognized that her behavior could also be erratic, such as when she once threw a full bottle of whiskey right at his head during an argument. So, despite all the turmoil at home, Sharon set out to set a good example for their children.
With the arrival of the children, Ozzie also felt responsible and never hurt Sharon again.
You can't choose your parents - golden words with which it is impossible to argue. But that doesn't mean one can accept one's parents for who they are. Sharon never had a particularly warm relationship with her mother. But after the woman was in a car accident, their already strained relationship came to a standstill... Sharon recalls:
"She was badly injured. I wasn't able to visit her until a month later, when she came to her senses. But when she did, she became a completely different person. She became very angry and withdrawn... You know, it's not nice to say this, but today when I think of my mother at the end of her days, I think of a sad and embittered old woman with a cigarette in her mouth and a diamond on her finger worth over a million pounds..."
Things were no better with Sharon's father. Over the years, the animosity between them had reached a climax. In particular, under the pretext of helping her, by manipulating her daughter, Don forced her to sign a document that later turned into a huge headache. Specifically, the father tricked his own daughter into paying A $2.5 million tax bill. Like a real man, Ozzie helped Sharon pay the amount.
On the verge of breakdown...
Like any human being, there were times in Sharon's life when she just didn't want to live. This led to her developing alcohol abuse... In her book, Sharon describes this period of her life as follows:
"It got to the point where I got up one morning, went to the mirror, and didn't recognize the person looking at me. My face was swollen, my eyes were swollen, my skin had an unhealthy hue... I knew I couldn't go on like this.
Fortunately, Sharon managed to get rid of her addiction, but that's where her personal problems have not ceased. Thus, for most of her life Sharon suffered from the rejection of her own figure.
"I always hated my body. I spent hours going through my closet to find something to hide my figure. I cried a lot and was nervous, and I ate a lot to somehow numb the emotional pain..."
Improper diet and constant stress did the trick:
"I was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer..."
It was difficult to grasp, for her only symptom was FatigueBut as soon as the more serious signs appeared, Ozzie quickly convinced Sharon that she needed to seek medical attention. Fortunately, treatment was started in time.