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Sharon Osbourne shares regret over facelift that made her ‘look like Cyclops’

Sharon Osbourne has revealed her regret over having a facelift in 2021, calling the procedure “the worst thing I ever did”.

The music manager and TV personality has been graphically open about her personal life over the years, including in her family’s reality show The Osbournes in the early-2000s and on her podcast, co-hosted with husband Ozzy, 75, and two of their children Kelly, 39, and 38-year-old Jack.

She’s turned to revealing her feelings about her recent facelift, declaring in an interview with The Times: “That was the worst thing that I ever did.”

Sharon Osbourne (Getty Images)
Sharon Osbourne (Getty Images)

She added: “I looked like Cyclops. I had one eye here and one eye there and my mouth was all skewwhiff, and then I had to wait for that to heal before I could go back and have it corrected.”

Osbourne previously wrote in her 2013 memoir Unbreakable that with each cosmetic surgical procedure, “you are slicing off yet more of your self-worth”.

Yet, she admitted feeling pressure to have work done, adding it was down to “vanity” and “ego”.When Times interviewer Andrew Billen noted there would be many women who would love to look like her, Osbourne replied: “But I know what I really look like. When I look in the mirror, I see the real me.”

Sharon Osbourne has admitted vanity drives her to try and look young (TalkTV)
Sharon Osbourne has admitted vanity drives her to try and look young (TalkTV)

Elsewhere in the interview, published on Friday (15 December), Osbourne opened up about the aftermath of facing backlash for defending Piers Morgan and denying racism on the chat show, The Talk.

After Morgan, 58, was criticised for his response to 42-year-old Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s account of experiencing racism and poor mental health during her time as a working royal in Britain, Osbourne claimed she was “defending free speech” by standing by the former Good Morning Britain anchor, and told her black co-host Sheryl Underwood, 60, to “stop crying”.

Osbourne left the programme soon after and faced her own line of criticism from viewers, with many calling her actions “racist”.

She then experienced a “deep depression” and was prescribed a course of ketamine as part of her treatment.

“I had not been able to stop crying,” Osbourne admitted, adding: “So it calmed me down till I didn’t cry. I used to do two-hour therapy sessions three times a week and I could talk freely without getting hysterical.”

The trauma left her system after nine months, and Osbourne noted she can now “laugh about it now and talk about it without being upset or feeling like a victim”.

She said: “So they offered me up as a sacrifice for being politically incorrect. F*** it.”