Sharon Osbourne Apologizes for Calling Susan Boyle "Ugly"

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Sharon Osbourne has apologized for saying that Britain's Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle was hit by "the ugly stick."

Last month, Osbourne, 57, appeared on Sirius XM Radio's The Opie & Anthony Show and was asked about Boyle. She cracked, "You just want to say God bless and here's a Gillette razor."

But on her Twitter page this week, Osbourne changed her tune.

"Susan Boyle is a lovely gracious woman and I took advantage of that by poking fun at her," she wrote. "I would never want to be responsible for hurting Susan and I must apologize for getting a cheap laugh at her expense."

Boyle, 47, is set to release her first album, I Dreamed A Dream, Nov. 24