Earlier today, Sharon Osbourne opened up on her mysterious five-week absence from “The Talk” last year.
In May 2015, Sharon took a five-week break from “The Talk,” but never revealed the real reason for the hiatus. At the time, her rep released a statement that she had collapsed from fatigue.
Osbourne told the audience she was ready to talk, saying, "Yeah, I am, because I feel now that I have got a good grip on the problem that I have and I'm in control, it doesn't control me. So I'm in control of the condition... But basically the one I had was… I had a complete and utter breakdown. I woke up in Cedars-Sinai hospital and for probably three days, I knew nothing. I couldn't think. I couldn't talk.”
She went on, “I could do nothing. My brain just shut down on me. And it's like — it's hard enough surviving in this world anyway. But when you take on too much — I was doing too much of everything, thinking that, 'I'm superwoman. I'm so strong. I can handle this, I can handle that.' And it just fused. My brain just totally fused. And I just — I just couldn't cope with anything. And my family put me into a facility. And in this facility, they diagnose you, there's therapists and psychiatrists and they do a lot of group therapy and I found for me, the group therapy was the best thing I could do because there were several people suffering what I was suffering but it took me days before I could even speak. I didn't want to speak. I didn't want to eat.”
Sharon reiterated, “I didn't want to talk to anyone. And I couldn't keep thoughts in my head. My head was like a whirlpool going round and round and round. And not one thought would stay in.”
The 63-year-old also revealed that it took time to move on from the breakdown. She said, “It took me probably a good six, seven months to find the right combination of medications, the right therapist, and also I went into another treatment center for — to learn how to meditate and to do yoga and to find spirituality. And it's amazing that to do some meditation in a day, how it just calms you down and it helps you think and center yourself.”
Though Sharon has never been afraid of expressing her opinions on “The Talk,” she kept her struggles to herself instead of talking them out. She shared, "You keep that guard up and you keep going and going.”
Sharon made the decision to disclose her condition to help others dealing with similar circumstances.