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Sharon Osbourne's depression battle

Sharon Osbourne has opened up about her battle with depression, saying some days she just wants to stay in bed "to rot".

The wife of Ozzy Osbourne and former X Factor judge was chatting to her co-hosts on US show The Talk about comedian Wayne Brady's admission that he had the mental illness when she revealed her own experiences.

According to the Daily Mirror, her co-host Aisha Tyler said: "You never talked about that," with Sharon replying: "Nobody ever asked!"

She added: "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."

Ozzy recently told The Sun about his admiration for his wife after being treated for colon cancer in 2002.

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