Sharon Osbourne relives the moment 'very calm' Ozzy tried to kill her while high on drugs

Danny Thompson
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Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne attend the Pre-Grammy Gala and Grammy Salute to Sean "Diddy" Combs, Beverly Hills, California, January 2020. (Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne attend the Pre-Grammy Gala and Grammy Salute to Sean "Diddy" Combs, Beverly Hills, California, January 2020. (Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne will relive the moment he tried to kill her while high on drugs in a forthcoming documentary about the rock star’s life.

The incident occurred in 1989 when the couple and their three children were living in Buckinghamshire.

In The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon explains how the Black Sabbath frontman was “very calm” when he told her he had “decided” she must die.

The 67-year-old recalled how Ozzy approached her after she had put children Aimee, Kelly and Jack to bed and calmly explained what he was about to do.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and their children at home in the early 1990s. (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and their children at home in the early 1990s. (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

According to The Sun on Sunday, Sharon says in the documentary: “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.

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“And he just said, ‘We’ve come to a decision that you’ve got to die.’ 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.”

Osbourne, 40, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, where he appeared before Magistrates Court accused of assaulting Sharon. A previous charge of threatening to kill his wife was withdrawn. (PA Images via Getty Images)
Osbourne, 40, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, where he appeared before Magistrates Court accused of assaulting Sharon. A previous charge of threatening to kill his wife was withdrawn. (PA Images via Getty Images)

Discussing the incident, Ozzy added: “It’s not exactly one of my greatest achievements. 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.’”

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The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne will feature archival footage of the star’s life, as well as interviews with people from his life, including family, friends and bandmates.

It is due to premiere on US channel A&E on 7 September.