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Kelly Osbourne Talks About Drug Addiction Woes

Having kicked her drug habit six years ago, Osbourne has made great strides in remaking her trust fund brat image.



By McCarton Ackerman


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Kelly Osbourne first rose to prominence as the wild-child daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, but she’s cleaned up her act as her 20s come to a close. The Fashion Police co-host, now 29, has been in rehab on four different occasions for addictions to cocaine and prescription medication, among other substances. And while she admits to still having an occasional drink, Osbourne swears she will never revert back to her old drugs of choice.

“I’ve had my fun. I started when I was 12. I don’t need clubs in my life any more. Going out can make me uncomfortable,” she admitted. “I have one or two glasses of champagne every now and then. I don’t tell people I’m sober because I do have the occasional drink, but I never take drugs. I don’t mess around. When I think about how much my life has changed for the better and all the things that I’ve overcome, what is the point in going back to that?”

After kicking her drug habit six years ago, Osbourne turned to reinventing her image as a bratty trust fund baby whose last name had given her a widely-panned music career that spanned two flop albums. She appeared on Dancing With the Stars in 2009 and won fans with her improved attitude, finishing in third place. “Nobody wanted to work with me. I had an awful reputation and it was my own fault. I had a lot of bridges to rebuild and I’m so lucky because I got a second chance,” she said. ”If I’m not working, I’m getting myself in trouble somehow. So I keep myself busy because it keeps me well-behaved.”

Her work ethic has even led the TV personality to be included this year on Forbes’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list of the world’s most influential people. “For my entire life, everyone has always said, ‘Oh, look at that fat cow, that drug-addict girl who just rides her parents’ coat-tails.’ They said: ‘You’re only famous because of who your parents are,’” Osbourne said. “I’ve proved every single one of them wrong. I can’t believe it when I think about my life ten years ago and what it is like now. I didn’t even think I’d still be alive.”

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