Rock wildchild Kelly Osbourne has checked into a drug rehabilitation centre in California to be treated for an addiction to painkillers.

The singer's parents SHARON and former Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy confessed to American talk show Larry King LIVE on Friday (2APR04) that they had persuaded the SHUT UP! singer to seek treatment after a British newspaper informed them they had photographs of her buying drugs.

Sharon said, "She admitted it after a lot of twisting. Literally, a couple of hours ago, she was admitted to rehab."

Ozzy added, "I can't believe we were buying into it. The amount of pills I found in her bag was astounding."

Kelly was driven to rehab on Friday by her brother JACK. She is thought to be at the PROMISES DRUG + ALCOHOL REHABILITATION ADDICTION CENTRE where Jack was treated for substance abuse last year (03).

04/04/2004 10:25