Kelly Osbourne opens up about her battles with drug and alcohol addiction
NEW YORK – Kelly Osbourne opens up about her battles with drug and alcohol addiction, stopping by ‘Red Table Talk’ to discuss hanging out as a teenager and relapsing after the pandemic.
The TV personality said she ended nearly four years of abstinence in April 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, triggered in alcohol consumption after seeing a couple sipping champagne .
Osbourne’s episode of “Red Table Talk” airs on Facebook Watch Wednesday at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT.
Osbourne also told the hosts – Jada Pinkett Smith, his daughter, Willow Smith; and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris – on the origins of her addictions.
Osbourne said the drugs silenced his insecurities. “It was like life gave me a hug.” Pinkett Smith replied wryly, âVicodin will do it. Osbourne added that Vicodin had tricked her into abusing Percocet to ultimately heroin “because it was cheaper.”
Osbourne has previously discussed his battles with drugs and alcohol in several interviews, his 2017 memoir, and on podcasts like Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert”.
She said her drug use became most severe during her mother’s battle with cancer and after her father, “Crazy Train” singer Ozzy Osbourne, nearly died after an ATV accident in 2003.
âRed Table Talkâ recently made headlines with its interview with Olivia Jade Gianulli and when Pinkett Smith and her husband, Will Smith, discussed their marriage.