Sharon Osbourne Admits to Battling Depression

by 2:50 PM PST, November 03, 2014
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The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne revealed her 16-year battle with depression on Monday's show.

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Sharon opened up about her personal struggle with depression during a discussion regarding Wayne Brady's recent interview with ET. The 62-year-old cancer survivor admitted that she first sought help more than a decade ago and has been on medication ever since.

"Some days are better than others and some days you just want to pull the sheets over your head and stay in that bed and not do a damn thing except rot," said Sharon.

Sharon's daughter Kelly, 30, and her son Jack, 28, have also both publicly battled depression.

Kelly reportedly turned to prescription drugs to deal with the depression and anxiety of adolescence as a teenager.

"I have crazy anxiety," Kelly told People. "I was walking around with a constant sweat moustache ... So what's the first thing you do? Go to a doctor. They give you Xanax, Klonopin, Valium. I'd start off taking them as prescribed. Then I'd be like, 'These are magic pills! Take 10!'"

Kelly later entered rehab for addiction in 2009.

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Jack fell into a bad spiral after Sharon's cancer diagnosis in 2002, telling In Touch that he contemplated taking his own life.

"I started getting suicidal," Jack said. "I was just doing loads of drugs and drinking. I was miserable."

Jack was also admitted into a rehab facility in 2003.

In a sit-down with ET, Wayne Brady opened up about his own personal demons.

"Having a bad day is one thing, having a bad week is another, having a bad life ... You don't want to move, you can't move in the darkness," he explained. "You're like, 'I am just going to sit right here and I want to wallow in this. As much as it hurts, I am going to sit right here because this is what I deserve. This is what I deserve, so I am going to sit here because I am that horrible of a person.'"