Rocker Ozzy Osbourne refuses to place the blame for his children Jack and KELLY's addictions on THE OSBOURNES - insisting the teens were dabbling in drugs before the reality TV show.

The BLACK SABBATH star's family quickly became household names when their MTV show became a surprise audience-puller in 2002.

Jack spent time in rehab in April 2003 after a battle with drink and drugs, followed a year later (04) by older sister Kelly, who sought treatment for her addiction to painkillers. Both are now sober.

Ozzy says, "My kids were dabbling in drugs before they did the show. It doesn't work that way."

09/03/2005 10:32