Ozzy Fights Despair Over Sick Wife

By | August 22, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Ozzy Osbourne said he’s cried, prayed and feared for the future since his wife, Sharon, was diagnosed with colon cancer.

“I’m falling apart more than she is, and people say to me, ‘Ozzy, you’ve got to be strong for Sharon.’ And I’m not Superman, you know,” Osbourne said in a Fox News interview to air this week.

The rock star, whose unconventional family life is chronicled in the MTV hit reality series “The Osbournes,” said he wept for weeks after finding out about his wife’s illness.

“Shares in Kleenex must have gone up tenfold,” said Osbourne, who initially decided to bow out of his Ozzfest concert tour to be with her.

“It lasted a week because I was getting on Sharon’s nerves to the point where I’m going, ‘Are you OK, baby, do you need anything?’ and I’m crying ‘Oh my baby.'”

His wife told him: “You’re driving me nuts. Go back to where you belong,” Osbourne recalled. But his concerts have been suffering because “my spirit’s dead,” he said.

He said he’s trying to remain optimistic despite his fears. Sharon Osbourne is undergoing chemotherapy, which MTV plans to include in the show’s second season.

Life was going so well before her diagnosis, Osbourne said, that he warned his wife: “This is too good right now. We’re getting so much good stuff, nothing gets that high without coming down with a bang.”

As for his TV fame, Osbourne calculates it is destined to run its course. “Everything comes to an end,” he said.

The interview will air Thursday on the Fox newsmagazine “The Pulse” and on Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” on Friday. Ozzy Fights Despair Over Sick Wife

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Ozzy Osbourne said he’s cried, prayed and feared for the future since his wife, Sharon, was diagnosed with colon cancer.

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“I’m falling apart more than she is, and people say to me, ‘Ozzy, you’ve got to be strong for Sharon.’ And I’m not Superman, you know,” Osbourne said in a Fox News interview to air this week.

The rock star, whose unconventional family life is chronicled in the MTV hit reality series “The Osbournes,” said he wept for weeks after finding out about his wife’s illness.

“Shares in Kleenex must have gone up tenfold,” said Osbourne, who initially decided to bow out of his Ozzfest concert tour to be with her.

“It lasted a week because I was getting on Sharon’s nerves to the point where I’m going, ‘Are you OK, baby, do you need anything?’ and I’m crying ‘Oh my baby.'”

His wife told him: “You’re driving me nuts. Go back to where you belong,” Osbourne recalled. But his concerts have been suffering because “my spirit’s dead,” he said.

He said he’s trying to remain optimistic despite his fears. Sharon Osbourne is undergoing chemotherapy, which MTV plans to include in the show’s second season.

Life was going so well before her diagnosis, Osbourne said, that he warned his wife: “This is too good right now. We’re getting so much good stuff, nothing gets that high without coming down with a bang.”

As for his TV fame, Osbourne calculates it is destined to run its course. “Everything comes to an end,” he said.

The interview will air Thursday on the Fox newsmagazine “The Pulse” and on Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” on Friday.

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