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Sharon Osbourne confirms she has assisted-suicide pact with husband Ozzy

Sharon Osbourne confirms she has assisted-suicide pact with husband Ozzy

She discussed the topic in a recent podcast episode


Sharon Osbourne has confirmed that she has an assisted suicide pact with husband Ozzy, having previously spoken out about the idea in an autobiography.

Back in 2007, Sharon revealed in her memoir Sharon Osbourne Extreme: My Autobiography that she and Ozzy would end things together should either of them get diagnosed with dementia, detailing plans to go to assisted suicide organisation Dignitas in Switzerland to see it through.

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Speaking to the Mirror at the time, she explained: “We believe 100 percent in euthanasia, so [we] have drawn up plans to go to the assisted suicide flat in Switzerland if we ever have an illness that affects our brains.

“If Ozzy or I ever got Alzheimer’s, that’s it — we’d be off. We gathered the kids around the kitchen table, told them our wishes and they’ve all agreed to go with it.”

Her father Don Arden had passed away the same year of the book’s release, following Sharon's news that he had Alzheimer’s disease three years beforehand.

She added: “I saw my father suffer from the day he came back into my life in 2002 to the day he died in July. There's no way I could go through what he did, or put my kids through that.

"At least with something like cancer you can communicate, say how you feel and explain why your body hurts.

"But my father deteriorated at such a rapid speed he became a shell of himself - dribbling, wearing a diaper and tied into a wheelchair because he didn't realise he could no longer walk.

"Some say the disease is hereditary so at the first sign I want to be put out of my misery.

"Ozzy and I have asked our lawyers to make the appropriate arrangements. It's taken away some of the fear of our ending and is a final gift of love to our kids."

The Osbournes have now spoken candidly about the decision in a new podcast, after son Jack, 37, asked if euthanasia was ‘still a plan’ for his parents.

Discussing the topic on The Osbournes Podcast, Sharon replied: “Do you think that we’re gonna suffer?”

Sharon with son Jack.
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Jack then asked: “Aren’t we already all suffering?”

His mum went on: “Yes, we all are, but I don’t want it to actually hurt, as well.

"Mental suffering is enough pain without physical. So if you’ve got mental and physical, see ya."

Daughter Kelly, 38, asked about what if she had a chance of survival, to which Sharon responded: "Yeah, what if you survived and you can’t wipe your own a**, you’re p**sing everywhere, sh***ing, can’t eat.”

They closed the discussion realising that Sharon’s mind was made up – and it seems her husband’s is, too.

Ozzy - who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2019 - previously told The Mirror back in 2014: "If I can’t live my life the way I’m living it now — and I don’t mean financially — then that’s it…,” he said. “If I can’t get up and go to the bathroom myself and I’ve got tubes up my a** and an enema in my throat, then I’ve said to Sharon, ‘Just turn the machine off.’ If I had a stroke and was paralysed, I don’t want to be here. I’ve made a will and it’s all going to Sharon if I die before her, so ultimately it will all go to the kids.”

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