Ozzy Osbourne uses CBD oil to treat pain after being involved in an accident at home, wife Sharon Osbourne has revealed.
The 70-year-old Black Sabbath rocker has been left in agony after battling pneumonia earlier this year and then injuring himself by falling into a mirrored bedside table at home.
Sharon, 66, explained to ITV’s Loose Women: “He has had a really tough year. It started off with flu, which went to bronchitis, which went to pneumonia. He was hospitalised, came out and he was well on the road to recovery.
“He gets up in the middle of the night to go to the loo, on the way back, he tripped on the carpet under our bed and fell against the corner of the night table, which is made of mirror. He hit it at such a speed. [He was] taken to hospital. A few years ago he was in a motorbike accident and had metal bones put in his body. The accident moved all the metal rods and the bones that they were screwed into all splintered. Then he has trouble with his neck and they had to do two operations on him. He is recovery now, thank God, but every day he has to work with the physiotherapist.
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“[He was in] terrible pain and his pain is [because] he is not good at being at home. He wants to be back on the road, back with his band, so he is pining. Really the challenge is not his injuries, it’s his state of mind and keeping it positive.”
Asked if there was a fear Ozzy – who has battled drink and drug addiction over the years – would become addicted to prescription painkillers, Sharon said: “He is off all of that. He had to have it after he was operated on, but now for pain, he has that CBD oil. He is dealing with it that way.”
CBD oil is made from cannabis extract and is most commonly used to treat epilepsy and conditions of the nervous system.
Sharon also opened up about her attempt to end her own life three years ago, revealing Ozzy had saved her.
She said: ““To be honest, I have been on antidepressants for 23 years and different medications for my old head. It’s like I can’t live without medication because I won’t get out of bed [and] I don’t want to talk to anyone. I can stay in bed for like three days, don’t wash, don’t do anything. It’s like, ‘Stop the world, I want to get off.’ Three years ago, I had a very bad time in my life and I just thought, ‘I am going to bail, I can’t take it anymore, I just can’t take the pressure.’”
She went on: “My husband found me and took me to the hospital. [My kids] were cross, terribly cross and heartbroken and frightened…when I was in treatment, there were two separate girls whose mother had committed suicide and they were in treatment with me. The damage that was left for them [by the suicide], I would never do it again.”