Sharon Osbourne caught up with the ladies on “The Talk” after returning to set for the first time this season.
As the show returned for season 11 last week, Osbourne was left in quarantine after two of her granddaughters tested positive for COVID-19.
The co-hosts discussed “Armchair Expert” host Dax Shepard’s recent revelation that he had relapsed in his addiction battle after breaking his ribs in a motorcycle accident.
“Unfortunately, this is a story I’ve heard so many times, from so many people who are in the program,” Osbourne said.
She continued, “People hurt their backs, that’s the big one…the pain is agonizing, and you know, you stay on the painkillers for a week, two weeks. Then, it’s every other day. I just need one. That’s the way this disease is, you know. It’s a cruel disease, and it messes with your brain, and it’s the disease telling you that you need them. It’s the disease telling you you’re in pain, and really if you took a couple of Tylenol and had a good slap on the back you’d be alright. But this is what it does… it’s hypnotizing.”
Multiple members of Osbourne’s family including husband Ozzy, and children Jack and Kelly, have opened up in the past about their own addiction issues.
Osbourne added, “Thank God he’s found it within him, the strength within him, to come clean. You know, it takes one hell of a man to be able to do that. And, I bow down to you, Dax Shepard. Get those pills, throw them away. You know what you’ve got to do. You’re a big boy. And [I’ll] say a little prayer for you. You’re going to be just fine.”
“The Talk” airs weekdays on Global at 2 p.m. ET/PT.
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