Ozzy Osbourne on Sharon's controversy: 'If my wife was slightly racist, I'd tell you'

'She's weathered the storm, she's marching on... But it's still unpleasant'
Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne
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The Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne is once again standing up for his wife Sharon following her messy exit from CBS' The Talk earlier this year.

Sharon Osbourne has been embroiled in a public scuffle ever since the show's March 10 episode, claiming she has been labeled a racist for defending British TV host Piers Morgan’s comments surrounding Megan Markl's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

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On a recent episode of his radio show Ozzy Speaks, the singer and devoted husband discussed his wife's recent public turmoil after revealing he's working on a new record and mentioning he's written a new song, called "Patient Number Nine," about their relationship. Although Ozzy gave no details about the song or album itself, he did speak of how "poor old Sharon has been going through the mill lately."

"You know, all I can tell you is if my wife was slightly racist, I would tell you," Osbourne said. "She is possibly the most un-racist person I've ever met, and I'm not just saying that." Ozzy's co-host Billy Morrison, who has known the couple for 25 years, agreed. "She's weathered the storm, she's marching on... But it's still unpleasant," Ozzy continued. "It's one of them things that once you're accused of it, people tie you with that brush and it's very hard to shake up." Confident that he and Sharon will make it through, "this was just one of the bumps in the road," Ozzy concluded.

Sharon Osbourne exited her long-standing co-hosting role on CBS' The Talk following a heated racial discussion between herself and co-host Sheryl Underwood which ignited an “internal review” by the network. Back in April, Ozzy first showed his support for #TeamSharon amid the controversy and Sharon has since broken her silence, sharing on Real Time with Bill Maher that she blames "disgruntled" former co-hosts for having a hand in her removal from the show. "I'm angry, I'm hurt," Sharon said about how the situation unfolded. "I've been called so many things in my life... but a racist is one thing I will not take."

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