Sharon Osbourne laughs uncontrollably as she recalls the time she fired one of Ozzy’s assistants right after making him run into their burning home.
On a recent BBC appearance of Would I Lie To You? Sharon Osbourne laughed her way through her entire segment about firing husband Ozzy Osbourne’s assistant for failing to find the same humor she had, in being forced back into the Osbourne mansion during a house fire.
The incident occurred on a Christmas night, according to Sharon, her and Ozzy lit a candle that they had received as a gift. The couple watched some Christmas movies and eventually drifted off to sleep. “This alarm was ringing and ringing… a fire alarm,” Sharon Osbourne said.
Osbourne sent her husband Ozzy downstairs to investigate.
“Suddenly I hear my name being called, so I went downstairs, and Ozzy was in the living room, and his arm was on fire.” -- Sharon Osbourne
Apparently Ozzy’s hair also went up in flames. Sharon proceeded to laugh at her panicking husband before attempting to extinguish “her man” with a rolled up magazine, which also became engulfed in flames.
Eventually, her and Ozzy ended up outside where Sharon shoved Ozzy into their fountain to extinguish the flames. Sharon rushed into the guest house where the unnamed assistant had been sleeping, and demanded he run into the burning mansion to fetch their dogs and paintings.
The assistant reluctantly exposed himself to smoke inhalation in order to rescue the family’s pets and fine art from the fire. However, Sharon went on to explain that his inability to later laugh about the incident lead to her to fire the man.
Sharon Osbourne recalled that the assistant refused to talk to her for over a week after the indecent.
“Ozzy and I were recounting everything, and we were laughing and laughing. And he goes, ‘I don’t see what’s funny about any of this. I think I’m going to have damaged lungs.’ And, I mean, please. So then I said, ‘If you don’t think that’s funny, do you think this is funny?,’ and he goes, ‘What?’ I said, ‘You’re fired.’” Did we mention this happened around Christmas? Is there any chance that candle fell over when three ghosts kicked in the door from the afterlife? Is there any chance it didn’t?
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