Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne and his family are getting candid about just how scary life with Ozzy was when he was stuck in his drug addiction in A&E's documentary The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne. Ozzy and his wife Sharon touch on a horrifying moment in a preview for the documentary.
Ozzy Osbourne Talks About Trying To Kill His Wife Sharon in New Doc
In the documentary, The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne, 67-year old beautiful Sharon described one night in 1989 after she had put her children to bed and sat down to read that Ozzy came into the room she was in. Apparently the drugs he was taking at the time made her beloved husband unrecognizable, "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.'"
She described how 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."
From Ozzy's perspective, he said "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.'" In the doc, Ozzy joked it was "not exactly one of my greatest achievements" and that he "felt the calmest I had ever felt in my life. I was just peaceful." This was when he was sentenced to six months in a medical detention centre.
Honesty in The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne Documentary
This comes as a shock, considering Sharon and Ozzy have one of the most loving and long-lasting relationships in the music industry. The two have been fairly open about their ups and downs and now we get to hear straight from the source about the truth behind the tabloid headlines.
Ozzy's son Jack told ET Canada what while filming the doc "There were some things that we kind of pulled back on a little bit. And there was a time when we weren't going to mention the accident or the Parkinson's diagnosis. And I said, 'Well, we're going to be lying.' Let's use this opportunity, let's use this to tell the whole truth. I don't want it to bite us in the a** because we're not sure if it's the right time. But this is the perfect opportunity because we can control the narrative." So the family will be brutally honest in the new A&E documentary The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne.