"It was probably the most frightened I've ever been," revealed Sharon Osbourne.
A new documentary on the lives of Black Sabbath's frontman Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon Osbourne, titled Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne, delves into a rather "frightening" experience. According to PEOPLE, the couple talks about a rather scary incident that took place in 1989 where Ozzy, who was high on several substances, almost choked Sharon to death. "We'd had a couple of fights and you can tell it was building to something, you could just feel it," Sharon, 67, said in the film. "I just knew it was coming." "It's like night and day," Sharon said of Ozzy on drugs. "That's it."
She knew that something was wrong because Ozzy was "very rarely calm" but at that moment, he was. "It frightened the s— out of me," she said. "I felt the calmest I've ever felt in my life," Ozzy, 72, recalled. "It was like serenity. Everything was just peaceful." Sharon went on to describe how the dreadful night unfurled. She'd tucked her children — Aimee, Kelly, and Jack — to bed and started reading a book. By then, Ozzy had found his way into the room. "I had no idea who sat across from me on the sofa but it wasn't my husband," Sharon said. "He gets to a stage where he gets this look in his eyes where his shutters are down and I couldn't get through to him."
"He just says, 'We've come to a decision that you've got to die,'" she added. According to Sharon, he then dived at her and began to choke her. "He was calm, very very calm and he lunged across at me," she remembered. "I felt the stuff on the table and felt the panic button and just pressed it. Next thing I know the cops were there." In another clip, an interviewer asked Ozzy Osbourne if he felt uncomfortable talking about that day from 1989. To that question, he responded, "It's not exactly one of my greatest f—ing achievements." He revealed that he doesn't remember much of that night.
"All I remember is waking up in Amersham jail and I asked the cop, 'Why am I here?' And he says, 'You want me to read your charge?' So he read, 'John Michael Osbourne, you have been arrested for the attempted murder of Sharon Osbourne,'" Ozzy recalled, before adding, "I was very very surprised when she dropped the charges." Sharon then added, "It was probably the most frightened I've ever been." Following the near-death experience, Sharon considered getting a divorce. However, when Ozzy was checked into rehab for around half a year, she felt "really lonely" without him.
"I was looking at all the options left in my life," she said. "I was looking at everything. What is going to be the best for my kids? What is going to be the best for me?" She just couldn't get herself to think of a life without him, despite the rather scary incident. She continued: “I told him, ‘I don’t want the money … but if you do this again, either I am going to kill you or you are going to kill me. And do you want that for the kids?’” according to Fox News. "I hated being without him," Sharon then added. "Ozzy was very frightened when he came out and when he was in his house, he definitely watched what he was doing. He frightened himself."
Cassie Downey took to Facebook to share: I have known about this for years. Unfortunately, drugs bring out the worst in people. It's amazing to see how strong there relationships is now with everything they went through. Kaite Kreger added: I’m sorry but this is heartbreaking to hear I feel bad for her now look he is a great singer but it’s still sad to hear what he would of done to her like never would of guess it. Lisa Head Gordon commented: I don't think I'd be hanging around good grief. Panic buttons don't really help if he strangles you to death before you get to the button. You got lucky the 1st time. Jump ship while you can. You may not live if he says its time to die again. That's terrible. Scary to boot.