Kelly Osbourne Speaks Out About Relapsing Following 4 Years of Sobriety

by Emily Morgan

Kelly Osbourne is getting real about her recent relapse after being sober for four years.

The 36-year-old got candid about her recent relapse in a new interview with Extra, confessing that she had suffered a “nervous breakdown” during the COVID-19 lockdown. As a result, she had a setback. 

“I don’t know why my nervous breakdown happened at the end of the lockdown, I made it all the way through, everything was great, and my life was perfect,” she told the outlet. “I’m that girl that when everything is going great, I need to f— it up a little and make everything a little bit worse in my life.”

“I am an addict and had thought that I had enough time under my belt and I could drink like a normal person, and it turns out I cannot and I will never be normal,” Osbourne continued. “I don’t know why I even tried it. It’s not for me and it took me a matter of days and I was like done, not doing this.”

Despite the slipup, the former reality TV personality is moving forward with perseverance. “This is something I am going to battle for the rest of my life,” she said. “It’s never going to be easy.”

Kelly Osbourne on Her Addiction

Osbourne first got brutally honest with her fans last week when she spoke about her relapse. In her Instagram stories, she admitted to her fans: “This is a little hard for me to talk about, but I’ve always promised you that I will always be honest with you about where I’m at and what’s going on in my road to recovery.”

“I relapsed. Not proud of it,” she said in the video. “And I just wanted to tell you guys the truth, ’cause I never, ever want to lie to you.”

While some may find it odd that Osbourne decided to share something so personal, she explained that she wanted to be “accountable.”

“Owning your own journey and sharing what you can go through, you can help other people. That’s why I came clean,” she said, “I could have sat here, and nobody would know.”

This isn’t the first time Osbourne has come clean with her fans. In 2018, she announced she had made it to the one-year mark for her sobriety after struggling with addiction. The following August, she celebrated another year of sobriety. Online, she offered gratitude to the people in her life who supported her while encouraging others to stay strong. 

“I woke up this morning feeling overwhelmed with gratitude. I can’t even put into words how much my life has changed over the last 2 years,” Osbourne captioned on Instagram at the time. “To the friends and family that have supported me on this Journey thank you I love you all so much. If you are new to sobriety stick to it life really does get good.”