Kelly Osbourne on Her Drug Addiction

Celebuzz | March 20, 2009 - 7:14 am

Kelly Osbourne, fashionista daughter of Ozzy and Sharon, says that she would have perished if she hadn’t gotten treatment for an addiction to painkillers.

Osbourne, 24, entered rehab for a third time after a relapse this year.

“I knew if I didn’t get help, I would die,” she told People after admitting she was taking downers to sleep through the day.

Kelly also did stints in rehab in 2004 and 2005.

“I’m getting a second chance [at my career],” she said, “and I want to be present for it.”

Osbourne attributes her use of pills to being prescribed liquid Vicodin after getting her tonsils removed at 13.

“I found, when I take this, people like me. I’m having fun, I’m not getting picked on. It became a confidence thing,” Osbourne admits.

Kelly will appear with the rest of her family on the Osbournes Reloaded variety special on Fox on March 31.