Sharon Osbourne recently revealed that her husband Ozzy, 70, is using cannabidiol (CBD) oil to treat pain after an accident. The former Black Sabbath frontman and reality TV star has been through a tough year physically, battling pneumonia and most recently injuring himself after falling and breaking a mirrored bedside table.
On a British talk show, Osbourne revealed several secrets, including her husband’s recent excursion into medical cannabis. “He’s off all of those [painkillers],” Osbourne told ITV’s Loose Women. “He had to have it after he was operated on the last time but now for pain, he has that CBD [oil]. He’s dealing with it that way.”
Osbourne explained that she doesn’t want him on highly addictive painkillers, given his past with heavy drug addiction. She also admitted that she’s been on antidepressant drugs for 23 years and continues to battle the disease. Osbourne explained that he first saw a cheap CBD bottle adorned with cannabis leaves while waiting in line at a bodega and said to himself, “Fuck it.”
Osbourne went on to explain the couple’s troubles over the last year, which includes an incident where Ozzy tripped and aggravated an old injury. “Ozzy’s had a really tough year, really,” Osbourne said. “It started off with flu, which went to bronchitis, which went to pneumonia. He was hospitalized. He came out, he was well on the road to recovery and he gets up in the middle of the night to go to the loo, and on the way back, he tripped up on the carpet that was under our bed and fell against the corner of the bedside table, which is made of mirror [glass] and he hit it at such a speed and taken to hospital.”
The Osbournes are the latest celebrity family to endorse the use of CBD for medical reasons, and honestly, no is surprised. The list of celebrities to speak out in favor of cannabis and CBD grows every day.