Sharon Osbourne spoke with the National Enquirer about Kelly Osbourne’s painkiller addiction and convincing her daughter to go into rehab.
“Confronting my daughter with her drug problem and convincing her to get help was one of the hardest things that I’ve ever had to do,” she said. “She did not want to go. There was a lot of arm-twisting involved.”
Sharon added, “On April 23rd, Jack will be one year sober. We hope and pray that at this time next year, we can say the same about Kelly.”
Friends Have Mixed Feelings On Kelly Osbourne’s Rehab
Kelly Osbourne’s friends had mixed reactions to the singer going into California rehab clinic Promises Malibu for a painkiller addiction.
Publicist pal Jonathan Cheban told Us Weekly, “She’s never a mess, she’s never drunk.” Cheban had lunch with Kelly recently “and she was as attentive and coherent as ever.”
A family friend had a different story. “Kelly has had problems with pills for a while. But because she is so strong-willed and defiant, nobody can ever tell her no. They are all afraid to challenge her.” And an insider added, “She never drank or did cocaine, but she was doing the pills.”
Why Kelly Osbourne Entered Rehab
Craig Kilborn joked during his Late Late Show monologue on Monday night, “Kelly Osbourne is in rehab. No drug problem, people – she just misses her family.”