Sharon Osbourne has never been shy about sharing her feelings, and sometimes, her outspoken nature gets her in a spot of hot water with network censors. On July 27, Mrs. O got quite emotional when talking about those in this world who are truly heroes every day with her co-hosts on “The Talk,” and her words from the heart put a lot into perspective. Her tears were well taken care of, too, as the ladies around the table rallied in support for their favorite redhead, real or not, who was having a really “bad day.”
Emotional journeys are something of a trademark for the daytime talk show, and Julie Chen, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler, Sara Gilbert, and Sharon Osbourne have proven time and again that they are not afraid to go where other shows dear not on personal levels. The hosts have gone makeup-free for an entire episode, lending courage to every lady watching to feel no shame in being less than perfect. During a week of sharing secrets, Sharon shared her fling with Jay Leno, while Sheryl Underwood shared the deeply painful details of her early years of loss, abuse, and still rising to live by faith. It’s no wonder that their bonds run so deep. The passionate mother shared news of her son, Jack, receiving his multiple sclerosis diagnosis on the show, and literally has a “kiss and make up” demonstration with Sara Gilbert, to pure rumors of a feud to rest. She had great fun announcing “a bun in the oven” as an April Fool’s joke that had everyone shedding tears of joy, at least for a while! This time, however, the emotion was quite real.
As Julie Chen posed the question “Has something you thought was a curse turned out to be a blessing?” Sharon Osbourne offered her poignant story of her cancer diagnosis. “It came at the height of my career, when I thought I was really something, and what I was doing was really groundbreaking– until I got cancer. “ Her tears flowed, as she continued, “and you realize what we do is nothing compared to those who save lives every day.” Clutching tissues, every hand reached across the table to hers, as every arm reached around her. “I’m having a bad day,” came the confession. Sheryl Underwood got up from her seat to console Sharon, playfully requesting “Give me some sugar– you can’t be having no bad day. You’re Sharon Osbourne.” Julie assured, “We’re all entitled to bad days.” One thing is certain, Sharon will turn to her daytime sisterhood before turning to marijuana to soothe her emotional hurts. She knows from hubby, Ozzy, that for those predisposed, a little bite can lead to banquet-sized desires in a flash. “In years to come, there will be new laws for those smoking and using marijuana,” Osborne insists, particularly relating to driving, the workplace, and operating machinery that could take someone’s life. “This will end not the way everybody thinks it will.” As always, Sharon knows many will disagree, but she knows where she stands.