Gracing the publication’s September 2013 issue, the Fashion Police host opens up about her past drug addiction and how her mother, Sharon Osbourne, even had her placed in a padded room in order to help her kick the habit.
“I’ve been to rehab seven times and to two mental institutions. My mum even had me put in a padded cell once to scare me, but like a brat I just sat it out until she said, ‘Well, that’s not going to work’,” the 28-year-old tells the magazine. “But what I’ve learnt is that no amount of therapy or medication is going to work unless you want it to. Until you want to be a good person, you will never be one.”
She explains, “I was never one of those people who was like, ‘Let’s party; let’s go and do loads of coke.’ In fact, I would never even tell anyone I had drugs because I wanted them all to myself. I was quite selfish.”
Speaking candidly about the moments that made her want to turn her life around, Kelly says that she realized she needed to change after taking care of her sick her parents.
“When I was 18, I was set to play Lindsay Lohan‘s best friend in Freaky Friday. Then my mum got diagnosed with cancer. I was faced with the choice of a career or spending what could have been the last days of my mother’s life with her,” she says. “I said, ‘F**k you, career, hello, Mother’. I became my mum’s nurse 24/7. I thought I was going to lose her — it was awful.”
And after her dad, rocker Ozzy Osbourne, had an accident on his all-terrain vehicle in 2003, Osbourne remembers how she care fro him: “He couldn’t move from the neck down and was basically a paraplegic, so I slept on the floor by the side of his bed for four months. I brushed his teeth and washed his clothes, and every day we’d put on our swimsuits and I’d shower him.”
“Not many people can say they’ve wiped their mother and father’s arses more than they’ve wiped their own,” she adds.