Rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne has blasted Simon Cowell for insisting his
response to her husband Ozzy's near-fatal quad bike crash was "misquoted".
The warring pair - who have teamed up with Westlife manager Louis Walsh on
British reality TV show THE X FACTOR - continued their bitter rivalry during
the taping of the programme, despite Cowell's efforts to convince Osbourne his
comments on Ozzy's smash were misconstrued.
The acid-tongued American Idol judge sparked controversy when he claimed
the former BLACK SABBATH star's accident in December (03) was a publicity
stunt, even though he nearly died from his injuries.
But in an interview with Cowell and Osbourne, the music mogul told her,
"If I'm honest, when I heard that Sharon was going to join me and Louis as
judges I was in two minds. I felt negative because she had said some nasty
things about me when I
had been misquoted and misunderstood."
An unconvinced Osbourne hit back, "That's f**king bulls**t. You were not
Cowell then responded, "Well, I was taken out of context. I wasn't given
the facts so there was a misunderstanding. Anyway, I was reticent about having
Sharon on the show for that reason, but happy because she sort of knows what
she is talking