EXCLUSIVE: Sharon Osbourne on Returning to Work After 'Terrifying' Emotional Breakdown

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Sharon Osbourne is opening up about the scary moment she realized she had suffered a breakdown.

Following Monday’s episode of The Talk, during which Osbourne revealed she had suffered an emotional breakdown amid severe depression last May, the 63-year-old television personality talked to ET’s Kevin Frazier about the incident.

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“It was really, really terrifying,” she said of the moment she woke up in at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and realized what was going on. “I thought of myself as this powerhouse that can take on the world… My brain fused.”

“Apparently I was just in the bed unresponsive,” she added. “I was awake, but I couldn’t talk and I don’t remember [the breakdown].”

Following her hospitalization, Osbourne took one month off from her CBS talk show, during which she was transferred to another medical facility where group therapy helped her tackle her issues. While returning to work has been difficult, she credits medication and a great therapist for helping her gain a “good grip” on her condition.

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“The thought of going out of the treatment that I was in terrified me,” she admitted. “I didn't want to leave. I didn't want to go out because I knew that I couldn't cope with everyday life.”

“Just coming back and doing the show and going home was really tough on me, and that's why I couldn't speak about it,” she continued. “I couldn't help myself, let alone anybody else, until I did get put on the right medication, eventually, and found a great therapist. Here I am like a year and somewhat later and I'm good!”

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The setback came amid a tough time for Osbourne’s health, having undergone hernia surgery in March 2015, then catching pneumonia.

She has also been grappling with marriage turmoil following her husband’s alleged affair with celebrity hairstylist Michelle Pugh. Find out more about the couple’s troubles in the video below.

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