The Osbournes: Robin Williams Was A Lifesaver

The Osbournes credit Robin Williams for giving Sharon Osbourne the will to fight her colon cancer.

  • Robin Williams gave Sharon Osbourne the will to fight when she battled colon cancer.
  • Ozzy Osbourne arranged for the comedian to come over and cheer his wife up after she decided not to continue chemotherapy.
  • After an afternoon of laughing with Robin, Sharon agreed to return to treatment. 

Robin Williams could be credited with giving Sharon Osbourne the will to fight. Jack and Kelly Osbourne were talking about it on their brand new podcast. During her battle with colon cancer, she started to give up after the chemo caused her hair to fall out. Kelly said, “She hadn’t gotten out of bed for like a week…Mom was dehydrated. And we couldn’t get her to go back to finish the chemo.” 

That’s when Ozzy Osbourne had the bright idea to bring in Robin to cheer Sharon up. “He just dropped everything [and] came over to the house. Got in bed with Mom,” Kelly said. “I just remember sitting at the bottom of the stairs and we went from crying, not knowing what to do, to peeing ourselves laughing because we could hear Mom upstairs in her room laughing with Robin. The next day it changed everything and Mom went back to chemo.” 

Sharon thought the world of Robin and called him “one of the nicest genuine people that you could ever meet.” He committed suicide after a battle with Lewy body dementia that had gone undiagnosed prior to his death in August 2014. 

Source: The Osbournes Podcast

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