Osbourne's Drug Hell
OZZY OSBOURNE's daughter KELLY has opened up about the full horror of her drug addiction which left her popping up to 50 pills a day and going weeks without washing.
The singer/TV star let her addiction to prescription pills spiral out of control after her mother Sharon was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002, and her habit worsened again when her rocker dad was involved in a near-fatal quad-bike accident in 2003.
She says, "I was trying to be strong, so I took Vicodin to hide the terrible sadness. I was waking up and emptying six Vicodin into my hand. Soon I was taking 50 pills a day. Most people would overdose on 10."
After several failed stints in rehab, her famous parents sent her to UCLA Medical Institution in Los Angeles, where she was held on a psychiatric ward.
Osbourne says, "I was so frightened, it was full of crazy people. As I curled up in a ball the air was filled with ear-piercing screams. I didn't leave my room for five days. It's one of the scariest things I have ever done."
She moved to London where she managed to resist the lure of prescription pills, but after jetting back to L.A. last October (08) to film the family's flop TV show The Osbournes Reloaded, she found herself falling back into old habits.
The 24 year old's addiction took over again and she eventually locked herself away at home - going weeks without washing or seeing any visitors.
She adds, "I wasn't prepared for the speed of my downward spiral. Within a month I wasn't showering or brushing my teeth and my only relationship was with the pizza delivery man. The fact I didn't die is a miracle."
Osbourne was readmitted to rehab in January (09), checking into a facility in Oregon, and claims to have now kicked the pills for good.
But she admits every day is a battle: "If I think about relapsing again, I want to cry. I'm realistic. For the first time, I've learned my biggest lesson: there's strong chance I will relapse. But because I recognise that, I feel like I've got the strength to fight it."