The Black Sabbath rocker's wife Sharon revealed all about her husband's encounter with a thief as part of a discussion on her U.S. chat show The Talk on Thursday (10Dec15) revolving around music mogul pal Simon Cowell's recent home invasion.

Describing her own experience, Sharon explained, "It was in the middle of the night. I of course slept through everything. I had taken a couple of little pills or something and I was out, unconscious, comatose."

"My hubby sleeps in the nude, which is fabulous," she added. "He's in the bathroom having a little wee wee, and out of the corner of his eye, in my dressing room, he thought he saw something. So he's having a whiz and looking (out the door) and he sees this guy going towards the window that was open (on the first floor).

"So he goes into the bathroom, with everything flopping, and he grabs this guy by the neck, and he's in front of Ozzy and Ozzy's behind him. And Ozzy said this guy panicked like a madman and he was talking in foreign tongues. I said he was probably praying because he thought you wanted to have sex with him!"