Following a grueling trip to NYC and Toronto in mid-May, Sharon Osbourne returned home to LA on May 22 and promptly collapsed.
The Talk co-host’s housekeeper found her famous russet-haired boss crumpled on the kitchen floor and immediately sought help. Now Sharon’s friends and family are all worried about her, as one of the hardest-working women in showbiz is being forced to take time off and care for herself instead of those around her.
Sharon with her daughter Kelly on The Talk in December 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Sharon has been under so much stress recently, and she hasn’t been feeling well in general,” a family friend tells Closer. “She’s been in constant discomfort for months.”
It’s been a tough year for Sharon. In March, the 62-year-old underwent hernia surgery and then caught pneumonia, for which she was hospitalized. She returned to The Talk in April with the hope that the worst was behind her.
Sharon and her husband, Ozzy, in January 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
But now her “doctors report that she is suffering from extreme exhaustion and assessed that she most likely returned to work too soon,” says Sharon’s rep. “She collapsed from mental and physical fatigue.”
Sharon’s now taking a monthlong hiatus to try and recover. “Pneumonia can really hit people hard,” says Dr. Jeff A. Gordon of the New London Cancer Center in Waterford, Conn. “If she weren’t to recover properly, the body could continue to get weaker. Especially if she is under a lot of stress.”
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