With the 10th season of the CBS day-timerThe Talk premiering Monday,Sharon Osbourne, one of the co-hosts, is making the media rounds. As often the case, the conversation frequently turns to her husband,Ozzy.
Among the topics she talked about on her show or during a chat with Jimmy Kimmel on his ABC show, were:
Ozzy's recent collaboration with rapper Post Malone on the song "Take What You Want.":"Literally, it took like 30 minutes," says Sharon. "They spoke to each other over Skype from the studio because Post was on the road, and Ozzy was in the studio with Post's producer."
Ozzy's health following a nasty fall at their Los Angeles home earlier this year:"He's getting a lot better but it's been a very, very hard road... No wonder they call him Iron Man, because I tell you -- he's got so much metal in his body, it's frightening...
"He gets up in the night, goes to the bathroom, comes back, falls on the rug and bashed his head on the side table, then he went this way and bashed his head on the post of our bed, and down he went. He didn't put his hands down and he went face down and his neck went back. And he had to have spinal surgery. He'd had a motorbike accident a few years ago and he had metal rods in his body. And the fall pushed the rods through his bones. So he had to have three major operations."
On his drug and alcohol addiction:"He used to hide his alcohol and pills from me. So I used to spend a lot of time looking for 'em. And I found out where he kept his alcohol — that was in the oven, 'cause I never used it. And his pills he used to put in the socks. You know when you fold socks and put them in the drawer. They were in his socks. And so I used to go in and do a midnight raid, commando-style, and get all the stuff. And then, a couple of weeks went by, and we'd spend an awful long time in his dressing room… And then after about a month, I came in with a big tray and said, 'Are you looking for this?'"
Ozzy, who has been now sober for a while, plans to hit the road in January.