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Sharon Osbourne: I have depression

Sharon Osbourne suffers from depression so bad she sometimes feels she wants to "rot" in bed.

The 62-year-old TV personality made the shock confession during an episode of her show The Talk.

Her co-host Aisha Tyler responded with surprise, exclaiming, "You never talked about that!" to which Sharon replied, "Nobody ever asked!"

Finally opening up about the illness, the star went into detail about how low it sometimes leaves her feeling.

"Some days are better than others, and some days you feel like you just want to pull the sheets over your head and just stay in that bed and not do a damn thing - except rot," she admitted.

The revelation was prompted by discussing comedian Wayne Brady's recent candid speech about suffering with depression.

"Some days, you don't want to move, you can't move in the darkness," he told Entertainment Tonight recently. "You're like, 'You know what, I'm just gonna sit right here, and I'm gonna wallow in this. And as much as it hurts, I'm just gonna sit right here, because this is what I deserve. Because I am that horrible of a person.'"

Sharon has dealt with personal and health issues over the years, including marital problems with her rocker husband Ozzy, prompted by his drug and alcohol abuse. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002 and in 2012 announced she had undergone a double mastectomy after finding out she had a gene that increased her risk of breast cancer.

"Sharon is the strongest woman I know. When I saw the scans of the colon, I thought, 'No way.' The cancer was so aggressive," Ozzy previously said.

"She had three chemotherapies a month and after nine months the side-effects got worse and worse.

"She was having seizures - she was like The Exorcist, bouncing around the bed. I thought I was going to lose her.

"I thought it was all going to be too much for her. Then at the end of the nine months the doctor said, 'She's going to need nine months to get over the chemotherapy.' Her response was, 'I'm cancer free, great. I'm going shopping.'"

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