Why did Sharon Osbourne use ketamine after ‘The Talk’ trauma?
After an on-air scandal on The Talk, former host Sharon Osbourne has opened up about what she has described as a traumatic experience. After supporting her friend & controversial reporter Piers Morgan when he made racially charged remarks about Meghan Markle, Osbourne was confronted by co-hosts on her talk show.
What followed was a dramatic dispute on-air and Sharon Osbourne ultimately leaving The Talk. Now, Osbourne has spoken with Daily Mail TV about her exit in March and how she has suffered from the aftermath.
Sharon Osbourne reveals the backlash
In her latest interview, Osbourne explained, “It was as if I had gone in there with a machine gun and threatened to kill somebody.” She added, “It wasn’t like I was coming in with T-shirts, with horrible slogans. I didn’t come in with a white hood, I don’t tell jokes about religion or color.”
The former host continued, “It was a freedom of speech matter. It was pure freedom of speech. A journalist friend of mine who wrote something that people didn’t like and then a few crazies out there go — ‘You must be racist, that’s why you’re saying it’ — about my friend Piers. It’s like, come on.”
Sharon Osbourne also detailed that she was forced to hire 24/7 security due to numerous death threats against her, her family, and their animals.
Osbourne underwent ketamine therapy
She also discussed the emotional aftermath of her exit from The Talk. She said, “I definitely went through a difficult patch at the beginning. I found it embarrassing. The humiliation that people would think that I might be a racist.”
Osbourne’s friend and former co-host of The Talk, Sara Gilbert, had suggested she try ketamine therapy. Ketamine remedies are sometimes used by psychiatrists to treat patients with depression.
“I went through three months of therapy,” she remarked. “I had ketamine treatment and I got it all out. All the tears and everything that I felt, you know. All of that, it’s gone.”
Controversial March 10th episode
The question that started it all was from co-host Sheryl Underwood who asked Osbourne about standing by someone (Piers Morgan) who has made racist remarks. Underwood asked, “What would you say to people who may feel that while you’re standing by [Piers], it appears you gave validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist, even if you don’t agree?”
“I feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is racist, so that makes me a racist,” Osbourne replied on-air. She also shouted at Underwood “not to cry” because “if anyone should be crying, it should be me.”
Osbourne told The Daily Mail, “They all knew the question and they all knew what was going down. I felt totally betrayed.”]
“We had a disagreement and I told [Underwood] she shouldn’t be crying, it should be me that should be crying and that didn’t go down well,” Osbourne added. “Then in the commercial break, she wouldn’t talk to me. I was begging her to talk to me and she wouldn’t, and basically, I said go f*** yourself.”
Osbourne calls the episode a “setup”
Osbourne hasn’t spoken to Underwood since the event and said it’s expected that they will never talk again. She claims her co-hosts broke a “secret pact” they made one month prior at Carrie Ann Inaba’s house not to ambush one another on-air.
“To leave me for 20 minutes on live TV. . . on live TV. . . unprepared, not produced, not knowing what’s going on,” Osbourne recalled. “Wait, where’s their apology to me? They could have cut at any time and gone to a commercial break, and why didn’t they cut?”
She added, “They didn’t cut because they liked the controversy and they liked that everybody would be talking about this because they needed something for the show that was going into the toilet. So they thought, well, she’s got the biggest following. Let’s go for her.”
“It’s like, f*** you missus, you don’t know me and you don’t know the full story,” she remarked. “Where is the forgiveness? Where is a second chance? So you say something wrong. You’re not threatening somebody, but you say something wrong. You’re out, you are out.”
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