Sharon Osbourne Reveals She Underwent Ketamine Therapy after Leaving ‘The Talk'
Sharon Osbourne, who left "The Talk" back in March following a series of controversial events involving other co-hosts, recently revealed she underwent Ketamine treatment.
According to the 68-year-old, what happened on the show left her with quite a few mental and emotional scars, so much that she struggled with the fallout.
In an interview with Daily Mail, the star said she went through a "difficult patch at the beginning" and that she was utterly humiliated that people thought she was a racist.
It is worth remembering that Osbourne was on "The Talk" since 2010, and that she was asked to leave after being accused of using racist and homophobic language while interacting with the other co-hosts.
After news of her departure flooded the internet, the star, as well as her husband, rock star Ozzy Osbourne, started getting death threats, forcing them to increase security around their home.
Aside from the embarrassment she felt, the whole situation and the increased danger led her to develop high levels of anxiety. Former co-host Sara Gilbert advised Osbourne to look into Ketamine for help.
Osbourne added that she won't be joining any TV show focused on talking and debate ever again.
According to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Ketamine is a dissociative drug most commonly used as an anesthetic and known for causing visual and auditory distortion.
This means that, when patients use the drug, they are put into a relaxed or detached state and may experience hallucinations, which is why some people illegally take it to get intoxicated.
It has been reported that Ketamine therapy has been found beneficial when it comes to treating patients experiencing severe depression and anxiety who haven't found success taking other anti-depression medications.
Osbourne admitted she underwent Ketamine therapy treatments and that they helped her move on with her life, leaving all those bad feelings in the past:
"I went through three months of therapy. I had ketamine treatment and I got it all out. All the tears and everything that I felt, you know. All of that, it's gone."
The 68-year-old, who was replaced on "The Talk" by Jerry O'Connell, added that she won't be joining any TV show focused on talking and debate ever again.
She believes it to be very unsafe, especially for her, considering all the drama a few months back, as she is afraid of making "half the nation" angry and doesn't want to put herself through the same grief.