Sharon Osbourne is taking six months off work after finishing British TV talent show The X Factor, because she is "so tired".

Osbourne, who is in remission from colon cancer, needs a break to recover from an emotional year (04) during which her daughter KELLY was admitted to rehab (APR04) and burglars raided her mansion in Buckinghamshire, England (NOV04).

She says, "It's really hard and right now I'm so tired. I really should rest.

"I need six months off to get back on track emotionally. I need time off."

16/12/2004 13:51