Sharon Osbourne Takes Break From ‘The Talk’ After Collapsing
Under advice from doctors, Sharon Osbourne is temporarily stepping down from her role as host of The Talk after she collapsed in her home on Friday (May 23). The break is expected to last a month.
According to People, who received a statement from her representative, the wife and manager of Ozzy Osbourne "collapsed from mental and physical fatigue" after returning to Los Angeles from a trip to New York and Toronto. Her doctors cited "extreme exhaustion" as the cause, and noted that it's possible she returned to work too quickly after a case of pneumonia earlier this year, which she contracted while already in the hospital for hernia surgery.
"Sharon has been advised and has agreed to take a month hiatus to recover fully from these recent events," her spokesperson said. "Sharon would like to thank everyone at The Talk for granting her this time off and to all friends, family and others for their incredible support."
Entertainment Tonight is reporting that next week's episodes of The Talk have already been recorded, and that the show will have rotating guest hosts as Sharon continues her recuperation. Her daughter Kelly filled in during Sharon's most recent recovery.
This is the latest health scare for Sharon. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002, and her battle with it was chronicled on the family's reality series, The Osbournes. Three years ago, she underwent a double mastectomy as a precaution after learning that she was genetically predisposed to breast cancer.
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