It was a rough and wild weekend for Sharon Osbourne, and perhaps not in the way that she is formally used to. The wife of singer Ozzy Osbourne was stuck in their private jet in Mexico City, after realizing that she forgot her passport back home in California.
Sharon flew to Mexico in order to catch her husband’s concert, but unfortunately had to miss the entire event.
“Ozzy on his way to Mexico and performing in front of 80,000 people and I had to miss the whole thing as I forgot my passport at home in the U.S.”
“I was on that plane, and we landed in Mexico City at, like, twenty to six in the evening on Friday and I realized I had forgotten my passport,” she said. “So the first thing you think of is, ‘Oh. If I sit here, I can get somebody to bring me my passport. I’ll sit here for five hours. We’re in the airport, and then I can go through immigration. Well, no. I couldn’t. Ozzy had a show to get to and all of the guys were going to the show, he had to leave me. And so I’m there with the pilot, and then we were saying, ‘Somebody will come with the passport.’ They said, ‘No you can’t. It doesn’t work that way. You have to leave the country.’ But you can’t get on a plane without your passport! This was a private plane, but if you want to go on a commercial airline, you need your passport to get back to America, so the airlines wouldn’t take me. So I’m stuck.”
“So then we said, ‘Okay. This plane will take me home. Fine,'” Sharon recalled. “So they refilled the plane and the authorities there were saying, ‘Fine. You can just leave. Fill the plane and go.’ Well they knew that the airport was going to close, and so they closed the airport, and I was sat on the runway in the plane.”
She continued: “I was sat there from twenty to six until 10:30 the next morning because they kept saying, ‘You can leave. You can leave. The airport opens at 6:00, 6:30, so then you can leave.’ Well no. I couldn’t leave. They still said, ‘You can’t leave. We’ve got paperwork to do on you.’ ‘Okay. Alright.'”
Sharon arrived back in Los Angeles on Saturday, to which she later recounted the events on her show, “The Talk.”
JT “Doc” Berry \m/