Ozzy Osbourne speaks in the new documentary The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne about how he felt “peaceful” when he tried to kill his wife Sharon in 1989. This took place while the performer was on drugs. Sharon explains how she had just put the kids to bed before sitting down to read when “he came into the room,” she says.
“I had no idea who was sat across from me on the sofa but it wasn’t my husband. He goes to a stage where he gets that look in his eyes, the shutters were down and I just couldn’t get through to him. And he just said, ‘We’ve come to a decision that you’ve got to die.’”
Ozzy Osbourne tried to kill Sharon
She continues on about the ordeal: “He was calm — very calm — then suddenly he lunged across at me and just dived on me and started to choke me. He got me down on the ground on top of me and I was feeling for stuff on the table. I felt the panic button and I just pressed it and the next thing I know, the cops were there.”
Ozzy goes on to say that the moment was “not exactly one of my greatest achievements. I felt the calmest I had ever felt in my life. I was just peaceful. … 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 attempted murder.’”
She obviously ended up staying with him
Ozzy was ultimately sentenced to six months in medical detention. Sharon was left to contemplate her future with Ozzy and decided not to divorce him. “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?’” Sharon says.
What a scary and honestly odd experience! Check out the video below to see them talk about the situation.