Carrey off Prozac, feels ‘OK’

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jim Carrey says on the CBS program “60 minutes” that he is better able to deal with depression now that he lives a life free of Prozac and alcohol.

In an interview for Sunday’s broadcast, Carrey said he took Prozac for a long time but the drug didn’t cure his depression.

“I had to get off at a certain point because I realized that … everything is just OK,” he told reporter Steve Kroft at his home in Brentwood.

Even when he was taking Prozac, the depression didn’t go away entirely, he says.

“It feels like a low level of despair you live in where you’re not getting any answers but you’re living OK and you can smile at the office,” he said.

Carrey says he still has bouts of depression but he now deals with it without chem-free.

“I rarely drink coffee. I am very serious about no alcohol, no drugs,” he said. “Life is too beautiful.”

Carrey’s film credits include “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “The Mask” and “The Truman Show.”

Show’s over for ‘The Osbournes’

Rock star Ozzy Osbourne has said his family will not make any more episodes of reality TV show “The Osbournes.”

“At the end of it I didn’t like having cameras around the house all the time,” the Black Sabbath singer told reporters at the MTV Europe Awards in Rome.

His wife, Sharon, who also appears in the popular MTV show based on the Osbournes’ family life, agreed.

“Now everybody’s doing reality shows. He’s done it, he’s been there, he’s got to do something else,” she said.

Ozzy Osbourne said he had had enough of the work involved in making the series.

“When you watch a 25-minute episode, I’ve been filming all day,” he said.

Sharon Osbourne is currently appearing as a judge and mentor on the U.K. talent show, “The X-Factor” alongside Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.

Earlier this year she topped a poll of the most important people in rock, for her part in guiding the career of husband Ozzy and her family.

She was the driving force behind “The Osbournes,” which ran for three series, earning the family a reported $85 million.

The renewed popularity for Ozzy has seen sales of his merchandise hit the $50 million mark, a record for a heavy metal artist.

Sales of T-shirts, accessories and action figures have rocketed since “The Osbournes” hit screens.

Osbourne himself was at a loss to explain its popularity: “I suppose Americans get a kick out of watching a crazy Brit family like us make complete fools of ourselves every week.”


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