Kelly Osbourne Reaches 1-Year Sobriety Milestone
She commemorated the anniversary with a heartfelt message to family, friends and fans.
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Reality TV star-turned-television host Kelly Osbourne is celebrating a very important anniversary this week: It has been one year since she has taken a sip of alcohol.
Osbourne, the former co-host of E!’s “Fashion Police,” has been frank about her battles with sobriety and her mental health in the past. She says that she has been in seven rehabs and two mental institutions, and she was open about the fact that she was still drinking even after her rehab stints.
However, after numerous embarrassing public incidents and painful private moments, the star committed to a new program of recovery, including weekly therapy sessions which have apparently been invaluable to her mental health and sobriety. Yet she cautions others that recovery is only possible when the person is truly ready to do the work and commit to the program.
“What I’ve learnt is that no amount of therapy or medication is going to work unless you want it to,” the outspoken 33-year-old told Britain’s The Sun. “Until you want to be a good person, you will never be one.”
Osbourne posted this inspiring message on her Instagram page to commemorate the milestone:
This past year has been one of the hardest years of my life and I feel it’s time share that with you guys. To cut a long story short things got really dark. I gave up on everything in my life but most of all I gave up on myself. Life on life’s terms became to much for me to handle. The only way I knew how to function was to self medicate and go from project to project so I never had to focus on what was really going on with me. Something had to give… and it did. I have spend the past year truly working on my mind body and soul! I had to take a step out of the public eye away from work and give myself a chance to heal and figure out who the fuck I really am without a camera in my face. I want to take this time to thank my brother @jackosbourne who answered the phone to me one year ago today and picked me up from where I had fallen yet again without judgment. He has held my hand through out this whole process. Thank you to my Mum and Dad for never giving up on me. I love my family with all my heart. Thank you to the friends who have walked the path of sobriety with me I could not have done this with out there love and support. I can’t believe It’s been a year!!! I still don’t know who the fuck I am or what the fuck I want but I can whole heartedly confess that I’m finally at peace with myself and truly starting to understand what true happiness is. I’m sorry if I let anyone down it was just time for me to work on me! I love you guys!
If you are curious, the app from which Osbourne shared the screenshot is the 12 Steps Companion, which not only includes “The Big Book” (the famous Alcoholics Anonymous book), but it also includes inspiring quotes, prayers and a handy tool which will let you keep track of exactly how long it has been since you took your last drink.
Osbourne has also written a book about her past, her famous family and her battles with personal demons, called “There Is No F*cking Secret: Letters From a Badass Bitch.” And, while she is currently single, Osbourne says that she is open to finding love, and is even actively looking for possible dates on the online dating app Raya.
“It’s the world we’re living in now,” she told The Sun. “I’m yet to meet anyone on it but lots of famous people have contacted me on it.”
Hmm, I wonder who!?
Here’s wishing Kelly Osbourne continued recovery, peace of mind and maybe even a little love in her future!