As we reach the end of 2020, many around the world are still facing the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a number of celebrities who have battled the virus over the past several months. Just recently, it was reported that veteran The Talk host Sharon Osbourne contracted COVID and was hospitalized as a result. Now, she’s provided the public with an update on her condition.
Sharon Osbourne, who has served as a host on The Talk since it premiered in 2010, confirmed on Twitter that she had contracted COVID and is currently recuperating after being in the hospital. The 68-year-old host is also recovering away from her famous husband, Ozzy Osbourne:
I wanted to share I’ve tested positive for Covid 19. 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. Everyone please stay safe and healthy.
Ozzy Osbourne, who is 72, has faced a number of health problems over the past few years. With this, it appears that Sharon Osbourne is doing her due diligence to keep her husband safe.
Unfortunately, Osbourne isn’t the only The Talk star who has recently had an experience with COVID-19. Her co-host, Carrie Ann Inaba, revealed just this past week that she had been diagnosed. In a social media post, she explained the symptoms she was experiencing and advised her fans to remain safe.
Many celebrities have been relatively candid about their struggles with COVID-19. The Good Doctor’s Richard Schiff and his his wife and co-star Sheila Kelley were both diagnosed not too long ago. Since Schiff first confirmed the news, he has provided fans with updates on both his and Kelley’s conditions and has advised his followers to practice caution during these times. Ellen DeGeneres also revealed that she had tested positive but assured her fans that she was feeling fine.
COVID-19 has also had a major effect on TV productions, including Sharon Osbourne’s The Talk. At the onset of the pandemic, the show transformed into The Talk: @Home, during which the co-hosts used Zoom to broadcast from their individual homes. And even when the show returned to the studio in the fall, their studio set was reconfigured. In addition, host Eve (who lives in the UK and will be leaving the show at the end of the year) was forced to continue her duties remotely due to a travel order instituted across the pond.
It’s honestly hard to say just how much longer COVID-19 will be a part of our lives, though the public seems to be taking steps towards recovery with the arrival and early distribution of vaccines. We can only hope that things revert back to normal in the near future but, in the meantime, we wish Sharon Osbourne and anyone else battling the virus a safe and speedy recovery.
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