This article is from the The Osbourne FAQ, by Mike L. with numerous contributions by others.
On July 3rd, 2002 Sharon underwent surgery for recently discovered
cancer. This almost caused Ozzy to begin drinking again. Expect to
see much of this covered during the second season of The Osbournes. By
July, the cancer had spread. Ozzy broke down in tears when asked
about Sharon when interviewed by Barbara Walters.
Sharon began three weeks of chemotherapy beginning July 29th.
"This is definitely the last year, We can't do it anymore.", Sharon
told Barbara. Even if this is the last year, the money is far from
slowing down. They've signed a $3 million publishing
deal with Pocket Books. They also have merchandising with the
Signature Network of San Francisco. Expect to see Osbourne sleepwear,
watches, clothing, dartboards, backpacks, condoms and a
voice-activated plush bear.
The Osbournes and the company say they've signed up 55 licensees
for more than 300 products and are hoping for retail sales of up to
US $200 million in 2002.
Ozzfest will continue into 2003 from June to August.
Sharon Osbourne will host her own talk show this fall and receive $3-5