Motormouth Sharon Osbourne has revealed the dark secret behind her angry outbursts — she thinks she has Tourette's syndrome.
"I should bite myself or something," said the combative co-host of The Talk, who added, "I think I have Tourette's! I do!"
According to insiders, the tart-tongued terror long hid her fears of having the condition because she was worried industry people would turn their backs on her if she said she'd been diagnosed.
"Tourette's is a psychiatric illness that's often due to abnormal chemical imbalances in the brain," explained Dr. Stuart Fischer, who has not treated Osbourne. "It can be responsible for uncharacteristically foul language and aggressive behavior in entirely inappropriate situations."
Added a source close to the 66-year-old British firecracker: "Part of Sharon's persona is that she's a ticking time bomb. People watch her to see when and how she'll explode! She didn't want anyone to know, but as she continued to rack up out-of-control incidents, she found it impossible to hide any longer!"
Over the years, Osbourne has spewed bile on fans, famous friends and TV bigwigs. In 2018, she stunned X Factor U.K. boss Simon Cowell by labeling him "a f***ing pain in the a**" who "will do whatever" to get his "f***ing fat face on TV" — before she was cut loose from the show.
Prior to that, she drove fellow judge Dannii Minogue to tears.
"I was crying because someone I had admired greatly had come to my dressing room … screaming and swearing relentlessly in my face for 20 minutes!" Minogue said.
Dr. Gabe Mirkin, who also has not treated Osbourne, warned, "Tourette's is a serious disorder."
"It's not something that can be treated with therapy alone," added Dr. Fischer.
Mental health expert Dr. Gilda Carle, who also has not treated Osbourne, believes Osbourne's anger might stem from the burden of the disease.
"If she has Tourette's, it's no wonder she's angry," said Dr. Gilda, who hasn't treated Osbourne. "You become diminished and often the object of ridicule."
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