Sharon Osbourne needs ‘therapy’ for TV addiction
The ‘X Factor’ judge says she has developed an obsession with watching the British news channels.
Sharon Osbourne has confessed she needs “therapy” for her television addiction.
The X Factor judge - who spends most her time in the US - has been forced to take six weeks off work while she recuperates from a painful back injury and, during that time away from the cameras, has developed an obsession with watching the British news channels.
She explained: “I can’t stop watching the news because of what’s been going on in the world. I just have to watch it every day. The political climate is all crazy everywhere. I watch the English news, I have the BBC on and I’ll have Sky on. I’ve been off work for six weeks with a back injury and all I did was watch the bloody news. I swear to you, I need therapy.”
The 64-year-old TV personality is so fixated on the news that she often lashes out at her husband Ozzy Osbourne - who she married in 1982 - if he talks over the bulletins she’s been waiting for.
She told the Radio Times: “As soon as he sees the news, that’s it. He’s a big fan of the news. He talks the whole time, he never shuts up and I must smack his leg. I’m like: ‘Shhhhh, I’m going to miss it, you’re talking through the piece I’ve been waiting for.”
Meanwhile, Sharon hasn’t just been binge-watching the news while she’s been laid up in bed with her bad back as she’s also been re-watching old series of the period drama Downton Abbey.
She added: “When I was resting my back, I did also watch a lot of old movies, which I love. I rewatched Downton Abbey too. I spend more time in American than Britain but I love British TV.