SHARON OSBOURNE TO RETIRE FROM SHOWBIZ AFTER THE X FACTOR 23rd September 2013
Sharon Osbourne has sensationally revealed that she is retiring from showbiz to be a full-time grandmother.
The 60-year-old manager of husband Ozzy Osbourne and X Factor judge will retire after the hit series at the end of the year and return to Los Angeles to settle into an OAP lifestyle with Ozzy, 64.
Sharon is also keen to dediacte time to help son Jack, 27, who was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
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Sharon was heartbroken when Jack and wife Lisa Stelly, also 27, announced she had suffered a miscarriage earlier this month.
She also wants to spend more time with her 16-month-old granddaughter, Jack's girl Pearl, and "put her feet up," say friends quoted in the Daily Mirror.
Sharon and Ozzy are apparently buying a new home which the pair are describing as their retirement home where they can enjoy their family and fortune.
A source close to Sharon revealed to the Sunday People: "She is ready to retire, give up the showbiz world and lead a quiet life.
"She is relishing the idea that she will be able to spend all the time in the world with her little granddaughter Pearl.
"Sharon was devastated about the loss of Jack and Lisa's baby.
"She and Ozzy have had a tough year and realise how working in different countries has put a strain on their marriage."
Comments from the Black Sabbath camp recently have indicated that the current tour will be the very final one and this decision by Sharon and Ozzy appears to reinforce that.
As Ozzy's manager for many years now - it was Sharon who rescued Ozzy from obscurity after he first left Sabbath in 1979 - it is hard to see how he can continue without his wife's involvement and it now looks like the end is nigh for one of the most charismatic, long standing and eventful careers in rock.
We wish Sharon (and Ozzy) well for the future and hope it is a long and extremely happy one.