The Osbournes Reveal They Still Have a Suicide Pact

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne speak onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy )
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During the latest episode of their podcast, The Osbournes, Sharon Osbourne and some of her children openly discussed something quite serious. Back in 2007, Sharon revealed in her memoir that if she or Ozzy began struggling with dementia or another very life-changing condition, they would seek medically assisted suicide, specifically from the company Dignitas. Dignitas is a not-for-profit Swiss company that aims to advocate, educate, and support decisions at the end of one’s life. It is not just a company that provides medically assisted suicide, but also palliative care and suicide attempt prevention.

During the podcast episode, Sharon and Ozzy’s son Jack asked his mother if the plan described in her memoir was still accurate. She admitted that it still was the plan because they did not want to suffer from severe mental and physical pain in the future. Their daughter Kelly then chimed in and asked, “But what if you could survive?”

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Jack Osbourne attend the Pride of Britain awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on September 28, 2015 in London, England.

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Sharon retorted, “Yeah, what if you survived and you can’t wipe your own a–, you’re pissing everywhere, sh——, can’t eat.” The comments were very reminiscent of something her husband Ozzy said about a decade ago, “If I can’t live my life the way I’m living it now — and I don’t mean financially — then that’s it…[Switzerland]. If I can’t get up and go to the bathroom myself and I’ve got tubes up my a– and an enema in my throat, then I’ve said to Sharon, ‘Just turn the machine off.’ If I had a stroke and was paralyzed, I don’t want to be here. I’ve made a will and it’s all going to Sharon if I die before her, so ultimately it will all go to the kids.”

Sharon once shared that the plan came about after she saw her father suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Her dad, famous music mogul Don Arden, suffered from symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease for many years. She admitted that she doesn’t want her children to go through what she had to, watching him suffer and get worse for so long.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne attend the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Sean "Diddy" Combs on January 25, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California

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She explained, “At least with something like cancer you can communicate, say how you feel and explain why your body hurts. But my father deteriorated at such a rapid speed he became a shell of himself — dribbling, wearing a diaper and tied into a wheelchair because he didn’t realize he could no longer walk.” She added that Alzheimer’s disease is hereditary and that she doesn’t want to go down the same path.

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