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‘It’s time I share this with you’: Kelly Osbourne opens up on drug addition in heartrending Instragram post

2018-08-10 14:31

Kelly Osbourne has been sober for a year.

In an emotional Instagram post, the former Fashion Police Host (33) opened up about her battle with drug addiction and her years-long road to recovery.

"This past year has been one of the hardest years of my life and I feel it’s time I share that with you guys,” she wrote. “To cut a long story short things got really dark."

Kelly first began experimenting with drugs when she was just 13 years old, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s daughter previously told People.

She was given liquid Vicodin (a pain killer) after having her tonsils removed.

“I found, when I take this, people like me. I’m having fun, I’m not getting picked on. It became a confidence thing.”

She became addicted anxiety medication, escaping from life in the limelight by taking “whatever I could sniff or swallow to not be me.”

Kelly went to rehab for the first time when she was just 19 years old. Several more stints and a stay in a mental institution followed as she battled to beat her addiction.

Realising her behavior was eventually going to cost her her life, Kelly pushed on.

"For me it was either I was going to die, or I was going to get help," she wrote.

"I decided that I wanted to live, that life is worth living and that I have an incredible family and friends and why am I allowing myself to be so miserable?”

After 12 months of sobriety, the star expressed her thanks to her famous family, including her brother Jack, who has battled addition himself.

"I want to take this time to thank my brother @jackosbourne who answered the phone to me one year ago today and picked me up from where I had fallen yet again without judgment," she wrote in her recent post.

"He has held my hand throughout this whole process. To cut a long story short things got really dark. I gave up on everything in my life but most of all I gave up on myself."

Kelly’s revelation comes not long after her friend Demi Lovato’s recent drug overdose, which Kelly addressed in a recent appearance on iTV talk show, Loose Women.

"I can’t imagine what Demi's going through right now, even though i know what its like to have the whole world talk about you in your most vulnerable state," she said.

“I will never speak on behalf of Demi because that wouldn’t be right. I can only share about what I’ve been through and what I know from myself,” she said.

“And that is, relapse is one of the hardest things we face as an open addict who has gone through the program and turned their life around.”

Sources: Instagram, PEOPLE, Daily Mail, ITV

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