Sharon Osbourne Discusses Her and Ozzy’s Medically Assisted Suicide Pact

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne: John Allman / Contributor (Getty)
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During the family’s conversation in the latest episode of their podcast The Osbournes, Sharon Osbourne talks about her and Ozzy‘s medically assisted suicide pact.

In her 2007 memoir, Sharon expressed that if either she or Ozzy began struggling with dementia, they would both seek the medically assisted suicide treatment of the Swiss company Dignitas. Per the Dignitas website:

“We are a not-for-profit member’s society which advocates, educates and supports for improving care and choice in life and at life’s end. Our advisory concept of combining palliative care, suicide attempt prevention, advance health care planning and assisted dying offers a basis for decision-making to shape life until the end.”

Talking to his mother, Jack Osbourne asks Sharon if this suicide pact is (as transcribed by Blabbermouth) “still a plan.”

Sharon replies to her son, saying, “Do you think that we’re gonna suffer?”

Jack replies back to her, “Aren’t we already all suffering?”

To this, Sharon expresses “Yes, we all are, but I don’t want it to actually hurt as well. Mental suffering is enough pain without physical. So if you’ve got mental and physical, see ya.”

Sharon’s daughter Kelly Osbourne then chimes in, asking her mom, “But what if you could survive?”

Replying to her daughter, Sharon says to her, “Yeah, what if you survived and you can’t wipe your own ass, you’re pissing everywhere, shitting, can’t eat.”

Blabbermouth also notes that in a 2014 conversation with The Mirror, Ozzy shared that his and Sharon’s suicide pact was extended to cover any life-threatening conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease. Per Ozzy:

“If I can’t live my life the way I’m living it now — and I don’t mean financially — then that’s it…[Switzerland]. If I can’t get up and go to the bathroom myself and I’ve got tubes up my ass and an enema in my throat, then I’ve said to Sharon, ‘Just turn the machine off.’ If I had a stroke and was paralyzed, I don’t want to be here. I’ve made a will and it’s all going to Sharon if I die before her, so ultimately it will all go to the kids.”

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