Is former 'X Factor UK' judge Sharon Osbourne dead? This is the reverberating question of many fans after it was revealed that she suffered from a serious health scare last week.
Fortunately, contrary to the negative side of the question, Ozzy Osbourne's wife is still alive and kicking. What's unfortunate though is the fact that she's leaving CBS daytime show 'The Talk' for a month to fix herself and to get back to her usual lively behavior.
E! News was first to report that Sharon collapsed on May 15 due to extreme fatigue after her gruelling schedule in New York and Toronto the week prior.
Doctors said the television personality fainted in her Los Angeles home because of extreme exhaustion.
Osbourne's rep released a statement to the press saying: "Her doctors report that she is suffering from 'extreme exhaustion' and assessed that she most likely returned to work too soon after being hospitalized recently for pneumonia."
Despite her condition, Osbourne didn't forget to thank everyone who showed their support.
"Sharon has been advised and has agreed to to take a month hiatus to recover fully from these recent events. Sharon would like to thank everyone at 'The Talk' for granting her this time off and to all friends, family and others for their incredible support," her rep added.
It can be noted that Sharon hasn't been appearing on the show recently. In March, her daughter, Kelly, even filled in for her. At the time, the former 'Fashion Police' co-host revealed that her mother had contracted pneumonia following a hernia surgery, according to People.
Since this is not the first time Sharon Osbourne suffered from a health scare, she's always the target of celebrity death hoaxes.
Notorious site Media Mass even ran a story that the 62-year-old television host has died and that an "R.I.P. Sharon Osbourne" Facebook page was even made in honor of the celebrity.
Osbourne has been with 'The Talk' since the show's debut in 2010. Two years later, she revealed that she had a double mastectomy to prevent the development of breast cancer since she had the gene that predisposed her to the disease, Us Weekly has learned.
Sharon Osbourne is also a colorectal cancer survivor. She battled the disease in 2002.