LATEST: SHARON OSBOURNE says discovering her daughter KELLY was taking
drugs completed a "jigsaw" in her head.
The reality TV show star and her husband Ozzy insisted Kelly check into a
California rehab clinic at the end of last week (02APR03) after discovering she
was taking painkillers.
And Sharon admits she was partly relieved - because it helped clear up why
her daughter had behaved so oddly.
She explains, "It was like a jigsaw piece and it was like the last piece
that finishes the picture of like, 'Now I understand why she's been behaving
the way she's been behaving.'
"I like to think precocious behaviour and temper tantrums are down to
being precocious and down to being spoiled and everything comes so easy, and
she's under a lot of pressure because everything she does is talked about.
"It all just built up and I was like, 'How could I have been so dumb, so
blind not to have realised that she was behaving the way she was... because she
had a problem?'
"Not once did I put it together - the way she would go out looking some
nights. I thought, 'That's her rebelling.' What is that fine line that a parent
say to themselves, 'OK this is not normal behaviour for a teenager?'"