Sharon: The rock of the Osbournes unXpurgated
The Daily Mail
You can level many charges at Sharon Osbourne, but she is
brutally honest, and it is her vulnerability that makes her
"Everybody has something in the closet, and I reckon the
best policy is always to be honest, then it can't come back
to haunt you," she says. And she holds her hands up to her
own "big mistakes". The biggest brings her to tears. "I had
an abortion at 17 and it was the worst thing I ever did. It
was the first time I'd had sex, and that was rotten. I'd
always thought it was going to be all violins, and it was
"I was two months gone when I realised. I went to my mum and
she said, without pausing for breath: 'You have to get rid
"She told me where the clinic was, then virtually pushed me
off. She was so angry. She said I'd got myself in this mess,
now she had to get me out.
"But she didn't come. I went alone. I was terrified. It was
full of other young girls, and we were all terrified and
looking at each other and nobody was saying a bloody word. I
howled my way through it, and it was horrible.
"I would never recommend it to anyone because it comes back
to haunt you. When I tried to have children, I lost three -
I think it was because something had happened to my cervix
during the abortion. After three miscarriages, they had to
put a stitch in it.
"In life, whatever it is, you pay somewhere down the line.
You have to be accountable."