Sharon Osbourne had mental breakdown, family admitted her to hospital

Sharon Osbourne rings the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on December 9, 2015 in New York City. Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images

Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she was checked into Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Hospital by her family after she suffered what she describes as a mental “breakdown” in May 2015.

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For the first while, the public saw a strong, resilient Sharon, who still managed to co-host The Talk while dealing with many professional and personal obligations, but it turns out she was having great difficulty dealing with everything. She eventually had to take a leave of absence from the talk show for a month.

“I had a complete and utter breakdown,” Osbourne revealed Monday on The Talk. “I woke up in Cedars-Sinai Hospital and for probably three days I knew nothing. I couldn’t think, I couldn’t talk, I could do nothing. My brain just shut down on me.”

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“I was doing too much of everything,” she continued. “My brain just totally fused and I just couldn’t cope with anything. My family put me into a facility and in this facility, they diagnose you, there’s therapists, psychiatrists and you do a lot of group therapy. And I found for me that the group therapy was the best thing that I could do because there were several people suffering with what I was suffering.”

At the time of the hospitalization, Sharon collapsed from mental and physical exhaustion, and doctors said she returned to her duties too soon after being treated earlier in 2015 for pneumonia.

“My head was like a whirlpool going round and round and round, and not one thought would stay in,” Sharon said of her mental state.

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Now, over a year later, it sounds like she’s found her way back to stability.

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“I feel now that I have got a good grip on the problem that I have and I’m in control,” she said. “It doesn’t control me. So I’m in control of the condition.”

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