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A Sharon Osbourne 911 tape could provide clues to her recent marital struggles that ultimately led to her split with Ozzy Osbourne, according to reports.
According to celebrity news website TMZ, the 911 emergency call was made by Sharon after a candle at her home had been knocked over and lit their family table on fire. Sharon can be heard on the call desperately pleading with the emergency dispatcher for help.
At the beginning of the 911 call, TMZ claims Ozzy can be heard in the background, sounding "incoherent," but seemingly not happy. Sharon then can be heard at the phone explaining that they had suffered a fire in their bedroom from a candle. She also sounded very sad at the time of the call, according to The Examiner.
Sharon goes on to explain that her husband put the fire out, but that she needed firemen to come to her home as soon as possible.
However, Sharon has said that she was responsible for the fire.
The TMZ report comes soon after Sharon confirmed that she was now living in a new home after leaving her husband of 31 years.
Both Sharon and her husband have been seen in public without their wedding rings, but have refused to comment or give any details about their break up and whether they are looking to reconcile.
"The financial situation has been a real burden for them both and has put a huge strain on them. These were big bills, and it has been very difficult for both of them," a source told the Daily Mirror.
Sharon was seen moving into a new home in Beverly Hills earlier this month. Husband Ozzy is staying at the family's permanent home.
"What makes things even harder for them is that they've both got huge work commitments for the rest of the year which stand in the way of them spending much time together," the source added. "It's a shame because they really need some quality time to sort things out."
Here is a video from TMZ containing audio of the Sharon Osbourne 911 call: