“The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne admitted to having once fired her rock star husband Ozzy’s assistant for failing to find the humor in being forced to run into a burning building.
Osborne shared the story last week on BBC’s “Would I Lie to You?,” a program where celebrities share embarrassing stories while the opposing team guesses which are true and which are made-up.
This story, which you can watch Osbourne tell above, happened to be true.
The fire began one “chilly Christmas night,” she recalled after she and Ozzy lit a candle they’d been gifted and went to bed shortly thereafter. They awoke to the sound of their fire alarm started going off.
Sharon said she when she went downstairs, she found Ozzy, whose arm “on fire” as well as “half his hair.”
After dousing the flames on Ozzy, she then sent the “ex-assistant,” who was “hemming and hawing,” to go save the dogs from the house. When the fire department showed up, she said, they gave the assistant an oxygen mask, which he had the audacity to accept. She then took that from him and put it on the dog before sending him back into the house to save some valuable paintings.
But the assistant’s biggest mistake was daring to question how Sharon and Ozzy could possibly find the humor in the situation.
“After this terrible night, he was not talking to me,” Sharon explained. “And Ozzy and I were recounting everything, and we were laughing and laughing. And [the assistant] goes, ‘I don’t see what’s funny about any of this. I think I’m going to have damaged lungs.'”
She continued, “I said, ‘If you don’t think that’s funny, do you think this is funny?’ And he goes, ‘What?'”
Her response? A rather Trump-esque, “You’re fired.”