The Black Sabbath singer had a really hard time keeping himself together when the love of his life was going through cancer treatment.
The prince of darkness, the lead singer of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne is known to be someone who frets over his health quite a bit and this habit of his saved his wife, Sharon's life.
"Everyone knows Ozzy is the world's biggest hypochondriac... he's always having things checked out. He went in for a physical in June and they found polyps (small growths) on his colon. He was relieved that everything turned out all right, but he kept on at me to get checked as well. He bothered me night and day, so I finally gave in and went. I absolutely hate doctors - and hospitals even more," Sharon told Evening Standard in July 2002.
While his behavior may come across as being a nag, it was out of concern for his wife. The family got the biggest shock when Sharon was diagnosed with colon cancer. She got the news over the phone and was told to return to Los Angeles. On the way back, she remembers that she and her children cried buckets. While she was scared for herself, she wanted to make sure that she fought her disease for her family.
"When Ozzy met us at the airport he had brought my precious dog, Minnie, to cheer me up," she said. However, inside the singer and musician was struggling to keep up. When their doctor visited them that evening at home, a hysterical Osbourne had to be sedated.
Later, that month, when his wife was admitted to the hospital, Osbourne would call her every 10 minutes to check up on her. "It's very sweet actually, that's why I fell in love with him to begin with," she gushed.
The reason he made sure she was alright every few minutes was because he was afraid of losing the love of his life. "When I heard the news I simply and utterly fell apart at the seams," he told Evening Standard. "This is the love of my life, and the thought that I could lose her was more than I could bear."
That was only the beginning of the long journey they went on together. While Sharon started her treatment with the support from her loving family, there was a moment when they were heartbroken beyond belief.
Kelly Osbourne, their daughter, revealed that her father had hit rock bottom when her mother had a seizure. Kelly said, according to Page Six, that her father took some pills and joined Sharon, who was being taken to the hospital by paramedics. However, he then "leaned over to put his hand out to see if mum was breathing. Then he passed out with his hand over [Sharon's] mouth."
He reportedly had an overdose that night, but Kelly explains his behavior saying, "Dad could not handle the thought of losing mum." Osbourne tried to redeem himself by bringing laughter into Sharon's life when she was going through the worse period of her life.
The British talk-show host had started to lose her hair and her willingness to fight cancer. Sharon Osbourne had refused to go to chemotherapy, which is when her husband took matters into his own hands and asked Robin Williams to help him save his wife.
Williams, Kelly said, "Climbed into bed with her . . . He stayed there all afternoon, and throughout the house, you could hear her cackling with laughter." "Shortly after he left, she told us that she’d decided to go back and finish chemo . . . Robin Williams helped save mum’s life," she said.
Eventually, Sharon went into remission and her family had something to celebrate. However, the struggles they had gone through together eventually took a toll on their relationship and they separated, but only briefly.
In 2017, they renewed their vows on Mother's Day in Las Vegas, ahead of their 35th wedding anniversary, according to People. "For me, this was actually our real wedding day. This is the one that I will remember. Sharon and I have been through so much, and this honestly feels like a new beginning," the Black Sabbath singer told Hello! Magazine.