‘ I think at my age, I’ve hon­esty. I’ll al­ways de­fend

She may be 64 but she’s not show­ing any signs of slow­ing down. The X Fac­tor ju

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She’s well-known for her roller­coaster mar­riage to rock star Ozzy Os­bourne, and not for­get­ting her out­spo­ken at­ti­tude and acid tongue. But the X Fac­tor judge proves that she’s not al­ways as rock solid as she ap­pears, there is some soft­ness be­neath the sur­face. The 64-year-old re­veals all about her mar­riage to Ozzy and what it’s re­ally like to work with such a volatile per­son­al­ity...

Work­ing on live tele­vi­sion can be tor­ture for me as many peo­ple are aware I like to curse a lot...

I have to make a con­certed ef­fort to not say the words I’m con­stantly think­ing. But at the same time, I like to be spon­ta­neous. I don’t want to plan in ad­vance what I’m go­ing to say. So it’s a con­stant bat­tle be­tween my nat­u­ral in­stincts to say the first thing that pops into my head and be­ing well aware that I have to keep it clean for the au­di­ence.

It can be dif­fi­cult be­cause I’m an hon­est per­son and I like to show view­ers ex­actly who I am...

The one thing I like to have is my opin­ion and my hon­esty, which I think at my age I’ve earned. When peo­ple say things about me that aren’t true, it p**ses me off be­cause the one thing I have about my­self is my hon­esty. I’ll go a long way to de­fend my­self if I have to.

For ex­am­ple, when I was work­ing with Dan­nii Minogue on the X Fac­tor a few years ago, I found it to be quite test­ing...

I was work­ing with a girl who was younger than me in Eng­land. A re­ally beau­ti­ful and pop­u­lar girl. She was re­ally hav­ing a go about me, say­ing that I was jeal­ous be­cause she was on the show and be­cause she was younger than me, pret­tier than me. I just thought, ‘I don’t work that way’. So it re­ally got me crazy be­cause I didn’t like her, but not for those rea­sons, so I told her that. She was just one of those, ‘Oh I’m so per­fect’, and you just want to tell her to shut up.

But it’s no se­cret that I can be over dra­matic. I once ended up in a ter­ri­ble sit­u­a­tion with Ozzy when I was younger be­cause of this...

Ozzy and I were amid some ses­sion of ro­mance and drink­ing and at around four in the morn­ing he said to me, ‘How much do you love me? I don’t know if this re­la­tion­ship is go­ing to last’ and I kept say­ing to him ‘I would do any­thing for you. I adore you. I would give my life for you.’ And then it was like... ‘Okay, prove it.’ This wasn’t him it was all me, me, me. And I’m very dra­matic as many peo­ple know, so if I say some­thing I like to fol­low it through. I went to a room ser­vice table that was cov­ered in fries and rub­bish, and there was a dirty steak knife. I took the knife and slash, slash, slashed on my wrists. And un­for­tu­nately for me, I got too deep and it just wouldn’t stop bleed­ing. We phoned an am­bu­lance and it came, I told them to just put tape on it and they’re like, ‘No, this is at­tempted sui­cide we’re tak­ing you away to the hos­pi­tal.’they brought in the po­lice, psych doc­tors, ev­ery­thing.

I’m re­minded of that in­ci­dent every day and it’s ac­tu­ally re­ally em­bar­rass­ing for me...

I per­ma­nently scarred my wrists and I was on lock­down for be­ing over dra­matic and drunk at the time. There was noth­ing any­body could do – Ozzy and I weren’t mar­ried so it was up to the doc­tors whether I was of sound mind to come out or not. And that was ex­tremely hard for me to prove – I was there for 72 hours. These scars are a big em­bar­rass­ment be­cause I was over dra­matic. I look at them now and just think, ‘grow up’.

I’ve al­ways thought Ozzy and I were go­ing to be to­gether for­ever...

We’ve al­ways been in it for the long haul. I never wanted to be a di­vorced wo woman ever. I mean, what were my op­tions? Ev Even be­fore I met Ozzy, there weren’t any other men out there that I

Sharon, pic­tured with hus­band Ozzy (left), is cur­rently a judge on the X Fac­tor.

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