Sharon Osbourne‘s announcement that she’s been taking depression medication for 16 years seemed to come as a bit of a bombshell to her co-hosts on The Talk on Monday, but I feel like we all already knew this, or that she’s talked about it elsewhere before. Maybe it just seems familiar because it’s not that hard to believe? Either way, she opened up about her battle with depression on the show since Wayne Brady was on talking about his own struggles with it (via People).
“You never talked about that!” said co-host Aisha Tyler.
“Nobody ever asked!” replied Osbourne.
“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, saying she has gotten help.
Good for her. So many people battle with depression that it should not be some taboo subject, and I don’t think it is quite as much today (though there still is some stigma). The more people in the public eye who are open about their struggles, not just with depression but with any other topic that tends to be quite hush-hush, the more quickly it’ll become accepted.