Sharon Osbourne's Morgan rage
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 January 2009
Sharon Osbourne tried to "strangle" Piers Morgan when she met him, the British journalist has revealed
Sharon Osbourne tried to "strangle" Piers Morgan when she met him.
The reality TV star - who is married to former Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne - had to be restrained by US TV talk show host Jerry Springer because she couldn't contain her hatred for Piers, who later became her fellow 'America's Got Talent' judge.
Piers said: "Sharon Osbourne went mental when I met her. She started screaming at me in a restaurant in Hollywood, then tried to strangle me.
"She called me a talentless, Simon Cowell-wannabe idiot. I knew it was bad when Jerry Springer, who was with us, decided to lead her outside."
However, former British tabloid editor Piers has since made friends with Sharon - but warns she needs to be treated with care.
He added to Britain's Nuts magazine: "We get on now. She's kind of a lion - you have to fight her in order to win her respect."