Today’s source of Inspiration is a celebrity known for negative and positive press. Her career, personal relationships, and health have all had high and low points. Regardless of all the negatives and lows, inspiration can still be felt in regards to her positives and high points or positive reactions. Sharon Osbourne is a businesswoman, talk show host, competition judge, music manager/promoter, and author.
Sharon Rachel Levy was born in Brixton, London, England. Her father was a rock and roll entrepreneur. Sharon began dating Ozzy Osbourne in 1979. Ozzy was fired from Black Sabbath and Sharon helped recruit new band members and launch Ozzy’s successful solo career. Sharon and Ozzy married in 1982. They had three children: Aimee, Kelly, and Jack. In 1996, they created Ozzfest summer touring festival.
Sharon Osbourne Management was founded to manage other bands following the success she experienced managing Ozzy’s career. In 2002, The Osbournes, a reality show following the family began airing on MTV. Filming continued during Sharon Osbourne’s battle with cancer. The Sharon Osbourne Show was a television talk show she briefly hosted. From 2004 until 2007, she was a judge and mentor on the UK’s The X Factor. She was on the judging panel of America’s Got Talent. She, also, hosted the second season of Rock of Love: Charm School on VH1. Following other work, she began co-hosting The Talk in 2010. Sharon returned as a judge on the tenth season of The X Factor. In addition to television series work, she has worked on advertising campaigns, made guest appearances, co-hosted award shows, and more.
In 2010, she launched the Give a Damn Campaign with Cyndi Lauper to support the LGBT community as part of the True Colors Fund. In 2016, Sharon appeared in two PETA videos. She has supported causes benefitting MS, which her son Jack has, research and supporting those afflicted with the disease. She is, also, an honorary member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
Sharon Osbourne has released multiple autobiographies. Extreme, Survivor, and Unbreakable are three autobiographies that have been released documenting her relationships, business dealings, colon cancer, therapy, and other highs and lows.
Negatives cannot be ignored, however inspiration can be found by looking to positives. Just as my accident caused a low patch in my life, my writing has been a high point for me and I hope for those that read “Daily Doses of Inspiration”. Be inspired! Have a bright day!