Sharon Osbourne feels ‘betrayed’ on exit controversy of ‘The Talk’, underwent months of Ketamine therapy

Last updated: April 13, 2023 Shares: 0


Sharon Osbourne has not come out of depression caused due to her controversial exit from The Talk, a popular CBS talk show.

During a latest interview with DailyMailTV, Osbourne has heavily criticized ‘cancel culture’ alongside her former colleagues.

Osbourne had to quit the show earlier this year when she got into a heated exchange with co-host Sheryl Underwood. She was defending his friend, Piers Morgan’s stance over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Osbourne told DailyMailTV, 

It was as if I had gone in there with a machine gun and threatened to kill somebody. 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.


Osbourne added,

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.

The incident did not stop here and took another turn when Osbourne was accused of racially charged behavior but she denied all the allegations.

As per Osbourne, she was not allowed to use her ‘freedom of expression’ right. Furthermore, she had to hire security 24/7 to protect herself and her family and their animals.

She added further,

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. 

Former co-host of the CBS show, The Talk, and Osbourne’s friend, Sara Gilbert, indicated Osbourne might have tried Ketamine therapy to recover herself from the severe consequences of depression.

Osbourne revealed,

I went through three months of therapy. 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.

Osbourne also thinks that CBS executive was involved behind her removal from the show because Underwood asked her a preplanned question that made her furious during the controversial March 10 episode.

The infamous question was,
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?
Osbourne replied to the question asked by Underwood on-air,

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.

She also said to Underwood,
Not to cry because if anyone should be crying, it should be me.
Osbourne highlighted the incident in an interview with DailyMailTV,

They all knew the question and they all knew what was going down. I felt totally betrayed.

She added,

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.

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  also said,

I would say that to any one of my friends. When you say it to a friend, it’s different than saying it to somebody, a stranger. If you can’t get real with somebody who you’ve worked alongside for 10 years, then you don’t have a friendship, and that’s the way I look at it.

Osbourne relationship with Underwood has gone ugly to worse after the incident and there is a strong likelihood that they will not talk to each other again.

According to Osbourne, Underwood has violated the secret pact that was made between Osbourne and Underwood about respecting each other’s opinion on-air.

She added,

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 has termed the whole incident, a ‘set up’ that was successfully planned to tarnish her image and goodwill. Osbourne told DailyMailTV,

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.

Osbourne disclosed,

I felt totally betrayed, not protected by CBS. I felt used. I felt like an old shoe… They didn’t care. It was a set up and it was set up by one of the executives.

She continued,

It’s like, f*** you missus, you don’t know me and you don’t know the full story. 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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