Sharon Osbourne is taking a month-long hiatus as co-host of “The Talk” after collapsing from “mental and physical” exhaustion.
Osbourne collapsed May 22 after returning home to Los Angeles after making appearances in New York and Toronto, her rep revealed in a statement.
Sharon, who was hospitalized for pneumonia earlier this year, is suffering extreme “mental and physical fatigue.”
“Upon her return Sharon collapsed from mental and physical fatigue,” according to the statement.
“Her doctors report that she is suffering from ‘extreme exhaustion’ and assessed that she most likely returned to work too soon after being hospitalized recently for pneumonia. Sharon has been advised and has agreed to to take a month hiatus to recover fully.”
Osbourne, who has co-hosted “The Talk” since 2010, has battled numerous health issues in the past, including cancer and obesity.
Sharon overcame colorectal cancer in 2002 and had a double mastectomy in 2012 after genetic tests revealed she was predisposed to breast cancer.
In 2014, Osbourne attributed her 30-pound weight loss in 6 weeks to the low-carb ketogenic-style Atkins diet, Atkins chief nutritionist, Linda O’Byrne, told the Examiner.
Sharon did not count calories, but instead focused on consuming healthy fats and keeping her daily carb intake to less than 25 grams, her rep told Examiner.
The 5-foot-2 Sharon, who once weighed 230 pounds, said Atkins is the only diet plan that has enabled her to easily maintain her weight loss. In 1999, Osbourne lost over 100 pounds after undergoing lap band surgery. She then regained 45 pounds after getting the band removed after the procedure left her weak and sick.
Sharon’s weight fluctuated for years until she adopted the high-fat, low-carb, moderate-protein Atkins plan. Osbourne, a rep for Atkins, said the best part of her LCHF diet is being able to stay slim without feeling deprived.
Low-carb diets such as the Atkins, ketogenic and Paleo diets promote rapid weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, author A New Atkins for a New You and Keto Clarity.
“It has been life-changing,” said Sharon Osbourne. “Atkins is not a diet. It’s a lifestyle change.”