Sharon Osbourne left US talk show The Talk last year after she became involved in an on-air spat with co-host Sheryl Underwood while defending boyfriend Piers Morgan following his criticism of Meghan Markle
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Sharon Osbourne said she was afraid of death threats after the veteran TV star was accused of being racist.
The 69-year-old left US show The Talk last year after she was involved in a fiery on-air spat with her co-host Sheryl Underwood.
The row began during a March 2021 episode of the show, when the women discussed Piers Morgan’s ongoing criticism of Meghan Markle after the former royal took part in a explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Sharon jumped in defense of her longtime friend during the heated debate, prompting Sheryl to ask the British-born TV star: “What would you say to people who might feel that while you’re standing with your girlfriend, you seem to have given something to have? Validation or safe haven for something he said that is racist even if you disagree?
The mother-of-three said she “cried hysterically” after her colleague’s comments and was “blind” at the suggestion she was racist.
“It was supposed to be a conversation about freedom of speech. I don’t agree with everything Piers says — he doesn’t agree with everything I say,” she said The sun.
Sharon said she was heartbroken after her friend of more than 10 years called her live on air after the former X Factor judge continued to defend Piers.
“I was in shock. When the show went on a commercial break, I cried hysterically and said to Sheryl, ‘Why are you doing this? What’s going on?'” she explained.
The ex-MTV reality star then said Sheryl “turned her a**e on me and pretended to talk to whoever was in her earpiece,” prompting Sharon to tell her, ” F*** you for this”.
After the headline-grabbing incident, she staunchly denied being racist but still faced threats from angry onlookers.
“I’ve had people say, ‘We’re going to come in the night and cut you and your husband open’ or ‘We’re going to cut your dogs into pieces.’
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“They also said horrible things about my children. It went on and on,” Sharon confessed as she revealed she and her terrified family were forced to call on 24-hour security.
She said she sold her cars and got “an unidentifiable runaround” so she could still go shopping, but was petrified when she was recognized by fans at a mall, who she thought “might attack me.” “.
After admitting that she “hadn’t gone out in ages” and “couldn’t stop crying,” Sharon finally began seeking therapy and is now ready to return to television now that it’s revealed she’s the Joins Piers’ new talkTV network.
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