Kelly Osbourne on Her Drug Addiction

By: Celebuzz / March 20, 2009

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.