Sunday 18 March 2018

Sharon Osbourne plans to retire before 70 ‘to keep dignity’

The X Factor judge will spend a few more years in the limelight.

Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Sharon Osbourne is planning to retire from show business before she hits 70 to “keep my dignity”.

The X Factor judge, 64, told The Sun she intends to step away from the limelight in five years.

“I just think that it would be enough, I want to keep my dignity,” she said.

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne

“It’s very difficult if you’re at a gig and you’re the oldest person in the room. I think when you get to a certain age it can be somewhat embarrassing.

“I don’t want to be one of those people standing at the side in a miniskirt pretending you love it.”

Her comments come as Osbourne prepares to return to The X Factor with fellow judges Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell in September.

Last year Osbourne revealed that she had suffered a secret breakdown.

The X Factor

Osbourne told US TV show The Talk, which she co-hosts, that her family “put me into a facility”.

“It’s very weird when you suffer from a bad depression… I had a complete and utter breakdown,” the star said.

The talent show judge and her rocker husband Ozzy temporarily split after his alleged affair.

Press Association

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