Sharon Osbourne to pull out of X Factor?
Sharon Osbourne may have to miss out on 'The X Factor' because she trapped a nerve in her back
Sharon Osbourne may be forced to pull out of 'The X Factor'.
Bosses could find themselves on a frantic hunt for a replacement judge because the 64-year-old music manager - who is set to return to the panel this summer - is suffering from a trapped nerve in her back and may have to undergo surgery to repair it.
The extreme pain meant that Sharon couldn't record her US TV show 'The Talk' last week but she was able to return this week after having an injection in her spine.
She said: "Right now I happen to have trapped nerve in my back and it's killing me. I have a trapped nerve...a pinch between my L3 and L4 and I had to have, what is it when you have a baby, an epidural. There was no baby, but I had an epidural and I woke up to no baby, just a bad back. Anyway, um yes. That's why I wasn't in last week. I wait another week and if it hasn't fixed it then I have to have surgery."
The redhead doesn't know how she damaged the nerves in her back but is currently having daily physiotherapy sessions to try and rectify her relive the pain.
She explained: "I just bent down. I bent down picking something up. Nothing, nothing, nothing and it was like 'oh that was a bit rough' when I came back up and I didn't think anything of it. A couple of hours later it was like a stabbing pain."
However, if Sharon does need to go under the knife to fix her trapped nerve, doctors will no doubt advise her not to travel to the UK from her home in the US and she may, therefore, miss the audition stages of the singing competition.
The line up for this year's panel is yet to be announced.