Kelly Osbourne Slams Critics During ‘Hardest Year’ of Her Life

by Kati Michelle

Kelly Osbourne has openly discussed her various struggles over the years and how growing up in the limelight affects those things. Her mother’s (Sharon Osbourne) exit from the CBS daytime show, The Talk, for example, affected her greatly. At the same time, her family also struggles with her father’s (Ozzy Osbourne) and brother’s (Jack Osbourne) health conditions. These things might have also played a role in Kelly’s struggles with her body image and sobriety.

The TV personality has denounced Hollywood several times throughout her career for its predatory practices. Now, she is trying to speak up and defend herself against a variety of critics who continue to pick on her for one thing or another. She slams the critics for targeting her during what she calls the “hardest year” of her life.

Kelly Osbourne Fires Back at the Tabloids

On Tuesday, the 37-year-old star took to Instagram to share an emotionally charged Instagram Story. It involves a screenshot of an email that she reportedly received directly from the famed tabloid, the National Enquirer. The email stated that the tabloid would soon run a story about her focused on her weight. More specifically, it said that Osbourne has “put on a tremendous amount of weight after slimming down significantly earlier this year.” To add insult to injury, the tabloid “quoted sources” who connected her weight fluctuation to stress about a relapse back in April.

Kelly has addressed the relapse multiple times and actually celebrated a sobriety milestone for her recent birthday since then. She also stopped using social media as often in order to prioritize her own mental health and sobriety journey. However, she felt it necessary to make a post regarding this situation to set the record straight.

So, Osbourne shared the news understandably upset. She wrote on Instagram, “This is what I deal with on a daily basis.” She then further explained “This past year has been the hardest year of my life. I was [completely] and utterly broken. I am still putting myself back together again. I am happy. I am healthy and that’s all that should matter.” 

A Difficult Year

Back in July, also breaking her social media detox, Kelly Osbourne shared news of her beloved dog’s passing. Polly crossed over the rainbow bridge after more than 6 years together.

 “I promised myself that I would take a break from social media for the summer…” she started. “However, I thought I should let you all know that this week I lost my Polly to pulmonary heart defect! She has been by my side for 6 years. I do not know how to go on without her.”