Sharon Osbourne turned to ketamine therapy to cope with death threats after leaving 'The Talk': 'It's a truth drug'

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  • Sharon Osbourne left "The Talk" following a heated on-screen conversation about racism.

  • Osbourne said recently that she received death threats after leaving the show.

  • The TV personality said she treated her trauma with ketamine therapy.

Sharon Osbourne recently revealed she used ketamine therapy to treat trauma associated with her leaving "The Talk."

"If you're a person that stuffs things...this drug relaxes you," she told the UK's The Times of using the drug. "You're not out completely. You can hear, you can talk, but you're so relaxed, and you can't bullshit on it. It's a truth drug."

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that has some hallucinogenic effects and "makes patients feel detached from their pain and environment," according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Osbourne said she sought treatment to deal with death threats that came after the fallout of her leaving the daytime show.

"They were saying they were going to come in the night, cut my throat, cut Ozzy's throat, cut my dogs' throats," she recalled. "I said, 'I ain't going out, I ain't doing anything.' I just couldn't stop crying because all I was thinking about was all the things that I've gone through in my life, and now they're calling me a racist, this is insanity."

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Sharon Osbourne defended Piers Morgan, but apologized for her comments on "The Talk."Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images/Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BAFTA LA

Osbourne, who was one of the original hosts on the CBS daytime talk show since 2010, was widely criticized for defending her friend Piers Morgan for comments he made about not believing Meghan Markle in her interview with Oprah Winfrey. During the debate, Osbourne repeatedly asked her cohost Sheryl Underwood to "educate" her on why she considered Morgan's comments to be "racist."

Another co-host Elaine Welteroth, who left the show last year after one season, and Osbourne's hairstylist later filed complaints accusing her of contributing to a "racially insensitive and hostile environment," according to Page Six.

After a public backlash, "The Talk" went on a hiatus before Osbourne ultimately parted ways with the series at the end of March 2021 following an internal investigation by CBS.

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