Sharon Osbourne's school regret

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 April 2010
Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne's school regret

TV personality Sharon Osbourne wishes she had spent longer in school, listening and learning

Sharon Osbourne wishes she had tried harder in school.

The TV personality - who has children Aimee, Kelly and Jack with husband Ozzy Osbourne - admits there are things she would like to change in her life, particularly her lack of academic knowledge.

She said: "If I could go back in time, I'd tell myself to stay at school, keep your mouth shut and learn. And save all your money."

Sharon - who had a gastric band fitted in 1999 to help her lose weight - also revealed she developed her loud persona as a way to defend herself from jibes about her size, resulting in people thinking she was a "b***h".

She told Good Housekeeping magazine: "The biggest misconception about me is that I'm a b***h. When I started in this business, as a woman sometimes you had to put on a facade to gain respect from your male peers.

"At the time I was also terribly overweight so I often came across as brash, which was actually a shield. You know how the people who are the funniest or the loudest are often the biggest? That was me. But it was all to protect myself. When I was overweight no one wanted to help me, but when I was thinner, everyone did."

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