In case their physical and mental health significantly deteriorates, Sharon Osbourne has reminded her children of her and her husband Ozzy Osbourne’s intention to die via assisted suicide.
The 71-year-old former music manager and panellist for The Talk first spoke about her end-of-life goals while promoting her memoir Survivor: My Story – The Next Chapter from 2007.
At the time, Sharon disclosed that she and Ozzy had decided to travel to Switzerland, where euthanasia is permitted, in an interview.
“Ozzy and I have absolutely come to the same decision,” she told the Mirror. “We believe 100 per cent in euthanasia so have drawn up plans to go to the assisted suicide flat in Switzerland if we ever have an illness that affects our brains. If Ozzy or I ever got Alzheimer’s, that’s it – we’d be off.”
On the most recent episode of The Osbournes Podcast, which she co-hosted with Ozzy, 74, daughter Kelly, 38, and son Jack, 37, Sharon said that their stance on the issue hadn’t changed.
“Do you remember when Mum and Dad did that interview, talking about how they were gonna go and die through assisted suicide, and we were like ‘What the f*** is this?’” Kelly asked Jack.
Jack replied: “They were like, ‘If we get terminally ill, we’re going to go to Switzerland and assisted suicide ourselves.’ Is that still the plan?”
“Do you think that we’re gonna suffer?” Sharon asked, before laughing. To Jack’s proposal that “we [are] already all suffering”, she continued: “Yes, we all are, but I don’t want it to actually hurt, as well.
“Mental suffering is enough pain without physical. So if you’ve got mental and physical, see ya.”
She went on to say that if given the choice to prolong her life while dealing with mental and physical problems, she would decline.
“What if you survived and you can’t wipe your own ass, you’re p***ing everywhere, s***ing, can’t eat,” Sharon said.
“So, what’s different about your life [now]?” Kelly joked.
Sharon’s steadfast stance on assisted suicide is partly a result of witnessing her father, music manager Don Arden, battle Alzheimer’s disease before passing away in 2007.
Then, in 2014, Ozzy spoke of his desire to die by medically assisted suicide in the case of any “life-threatening condition.”
“If I can’t live my life the way I’m living it now – and I don’t mean financially – then that’s it…[Switzerland],” he told the Mirror.
“If I can’t get up and go to the bathroom myself and I’ve got tubes up my ass and an enema in my throat, then I’ve said to Sharon, ‘Just turn the machine off.’ If I had a stroke and was paralyzed, I don’t want to be here. I’ve made a will and it’s all going to Sharon if I die before her, so ultimately it will all go to the kids.”
JADA PINKETT-SMITH NOW ADMITS WILL SMITH’S OUTBURST LEFT HER SPEECHLESS
15 OCT 2023 | BYLYDIA WADMAN
One actor revealed this week that she has separated from her husband after what seemed like a continual stream of celebrity divorces over the past year.
Jada Pinkett-Smith revealed she and Will Smith have been quietly apart since 2016 even though their separation is not legally recognised as a divorce.
She told People: “We’re still figuring it out. We’ve been doing some really heavy-duty work together. We just got deep love for each other, and we are going to figure out what that looks like for us.”
Therefore, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the Men in Black actor wasn’t actually “with” his “wife” when he smacked Chris Rock in the face.
Let’s review what happened.
Will provided us with memes and amazement when he entered the 94th Academy Awards in 2022.
The comedian’s “joke” that Jada, who sports a shaved head, resembled “G.I. Jane,” infuriated the actor.
Many viewers initially believed the slap was excessive even though she had just recently revealed that she had alopecia.
But as Will sat back down afterwards, he yelled to the host: “Keep my wife’s name out your f**king mouth,” although I don’t think many of us have forgotten that.
Given that they had been apart for six years at that point, Jada has later said that she was astonished by what was taking place and at first assumed “this is a skit.”
She stated to People: “I was thinking, ‘There’s no way that Will hit him. I didn’t even realise it wasn’t a skit until Will started to return to his chair.
When they were alone again, Jada claimed she asked him, “Are you okay?” initially.
She discussed the well-known incident in detail during her appearance with Hoda Kotb on the Today show.
The Red Table Talk host said: “First of all, I’m really shocked because, mind you, I’m not there – we haven’t called each other husband and wife in a long time. I’m like, what is going on right now?”
She added that in the moment she was ‘really worried for Will’ because ‘I don’t know what’s going on’.
Jada also revealed that Chris leant over the stage afterwards and told her: “Jada, I meant you no harm.”