Osbourne: 'Are We Cursed?'
Sharon Osbourne broke down on the set of The X Factor when she heard her English country mansion had been struck by a fire yesterday (06JUL06) - insisting her family may be "cursed". The rock matriarch received a call from daughter KELLY, who was reportedly asleep in the house when a suspected electrical fault in a lamp started the blaze at approximately 7am. A spokesperson for the Osbournes insists "it's no big deal", but it still left Sharon fearing that more disasters may be looming. An insider says, "When the judges took a break there was a message for Sharon. "When she rang Kelly she started crying. She said her house was on fire but Kelly wouldn't say how bad it was. "Simon just told her to go home." The distraught presenter was overheard telling a friend she feared the family had been "cursed". In March last year (05), there was a blaze in the mansion's living room, forcing the family to flee to the garden with their pets. In November 2004, Ozzy unsuccessfully grappled with burglars who stole an estimated GBP2 million ($3.6 million) in jewellery. The Black Sabbath rocker was also seriously injured in 2003 in a quad bike accident in the mansion's grounds.