Sharon Osbourne Speaks Out on COVID-19 Experience: ‘Came Out Very Lucky’

by Madison Miller

Sharon Osbourne is one of the millions of Americans who have contracted the highly contagious and deadly coronavirus. The pandemic has affected people across the world and continues its attack today.

Osbourne recently opened up to speak on her experience and feelings about the virus.

Of course, celebrities and public figures are in no way immune. Countless popular people in the media have come forward to tells fans they tested positive and urging others to stay inside and follow CDC guidelines.

Sharon Osbourne Discusses COVID-19

Two new individuals who have tested positive this month are Sharon Osbourne and Carrie Ann Inaba. The two also host ‘The Talk” together.

In a virtual episode on Monday, the two revealed how they were doing after contracting the virus this last month.

“I’m feeling really fine now, except that I’m still very tired. I nod off at, you know, ridiculous times of the day. I went through all the symptoms — headache, eye ache, body ache, dizziness, sickness — you know all of it. But there’s people who are much worse than I got it. They have it much worse, and I just think I came out very lucky,” Osbourne said, according to People.

Sharon Osbourne posted on her Instagram to reveal she had COVID-19 and was also briefly hospitalized.

“After a brief hospitalization, I’m now recuperating at a location away from Ozzy (who has tested negative) while The Talk is on scheduled hiatus,” she wrote in the post.

She had to isolate away from Ozzie Osbourne until she had two negative tests in a row.

Carrie Ann Inaba Tests Positive

As for her co-star, Inaba, she tested positive at the very end of last year.

She urged fans on Instagram to “stay vigilant” and to stay home.

“I just wanted to come and let you know that I just tested positive for COVID-19. I’m home, I’m following the guidelines. … I have a fever, bad cough and lots of aches and pains and I just wanted to remind you all to stay vigilant because I am following all the protocols and have so many strict protocols in place and even then I caught it,” she wrote.

Additionally, going through COVID-19 can be an incredibly fear-inducing experience. For Inaba, she said that “the fear factor, and just trying to manage the fear … staying focused on positivity and thank you all for reaching out. Receiving the love that people were sending, it really made a difference in battling the fear.”

Both Sharon Osbourne and Inaba are doing better now and are on the path to recovery. Although Inaba still cannot taste or smell properly.

Nick Cordero Passes Away From COVID-19

Sharon Osbourne and Inaba’s fellow co-star, Amanda Kloots, lost her husband, Nick Cordero after he contracted the virus last year. This sadness and loss made both Osbourne and Inaba extra fearful during their experience with COVID-19.

Nick Cordero was a musical theater actor who starred in several shows on Broadway. He is most known for his role as Cheech in the musical adaptation of the Woodie Allen film “Bullets Over Broadway.” He passed away at the age of 41 after contracting the virus. He spent three months in the hospital battling for his life.

According to The New York Times, Cordero spent weeks in a medically induced coma and also had his right leg amputated.

While he was unresponsive, Amanda Kloots played the song “Live Your Life” that he wrote and encouraged others to sing and perform it online. Cordero’s death was a devastating loss.