Sharon Osbourne feels ‘betrayed’ on exit controversy of ‘The Talk’, underwent months of Ketamine therapy
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
They all knew the question and they all knew what was going down. I felt totally betrayed.
Osbourne also said,
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.
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.
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.