Sharon Osbourne Shares She Has An Assisted-Suicide Pact With Ozzy
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In her 2007 autobiography, Sharon Osbourne Extreme: My Autobiography, Sharon Osbourne disclosed a heartfelt agreement she had with her husband, Ozzy Osbourne. They both made a pact to seek assistance from the Swiss organization Dignitas for euthanasia if they were ever afflicted with dementia.
More than a decade has passed since Sharon first shared this pact in her memoir, and in subsequent interviews, both Sharon and Ozzy have reaffirmed their support for euthanasia. In a recent episode of The Osbournes Podcast, where they engage in candid discussions with their children, Jack and Kelly, the topic of euthanasia resurfaced.
When Jack asked if their euthanasia plan was still in place, Sharon replied by expressing her concerns about suffering, both mentally and physically. She stated:
“Mental suffering is enough pain without physical. So if you’ve got mental and physical, see ya.”
Kelly questioned what would happen if they could survive, to which Sharon emphasized the difficulty of living without basic functions like eating, toileting, and mobility. Although the conversation didn’t delve deeper into the topic on the podcast, Sharon’s comments reflect their consistent stance on euthanasia in recent years.
Initially, the pact was formed after the passing of Sharon’s father, Don Arden, who battled Alzheimer’s. In a 2007 interview with the Daily Mirror, Sharon explained their unwavering belief in euthanasia and their plans to go to Switzerland for assisted suicide if they developed a brain-affecting illness. Their children were aware of their wishes and supported them.
Osbourne’s Fight for Life
In a 2014 interview with the Daily Mirror, Ozzy disclosed that the pact had been expanded to cover life-threatening diseases, terminal illnesses, and Alzheimer’s. He made it clear that if he couldn’t live as he desired, he preferred not to continue. He had discussed this with Sharon, and he had made a will, ensuring that his assets would go to her and ultimately to their children.
Ozzy has faced several health challenges in recent years, including Parkinson’s disease and various surgeries following an injury in 2019. Fortunately, he is now looking ahead to a brighter future, with plans for a new album in 2024 and a return to the stage after a five-year hiatus.
The Osbournes Podcast provides an open platform for the family to discuss their future plans, particularly concerning Ozzy and Sharon. Recently, Sharon revealed her intentions to establish an Ozzy museum in his hometown of Birmingham.
Watch the full episode of the podcast below.