Heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon on Friday said their 19-year-old daughter Kelly entered a California drug rehabilitation clinic earlier in the day to grapple with her abuse of painkillers.
Sharon Osbourne told CNN’s “Larry King Live” the couple confronted their daughter early on Friday after the family was contacted by an English tabloid seeking comment on a picture in which Kelly appeared to be buying drugs.
“She admitted it after a lot of twisting,” she told CNN. “Literally, a couple of hours ago, she was admitted to rehab.”
She said their son, Jack Osbourne, who underwent substance abuse treatment last year, took Kelly to Promises Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Addiction Center in Malibu, California.
Ozzy Osbourne, an admitted drug addict and alcoholic who has spent time in rehabilitation clinics himself, said he had asked Kelly repeatedly if she used drugs, but she denied it.
“I can’t believe we were buying into it,” he said. “The amount of pills I found in her bag was astounding.”
Latest drama in familyThe Osbournes were slated to appear on the CNN program to promote the third season of their reality TV series “The Osbournes,” but decided to reveal their latest family trauma.
“As usual with the Osbournes, you never know what’s going to happen next,” Sharon Osbourne told CNN, saying she was angry, upset and beginning to wonder if the family was cursed.
Ozzy Osbourne is still recovering from an accident on an all-terrain vehicle that left him in a coma for eight days. The rocker shot to fame in the 1970s with Black Sabbath and remained in the public eye after he launched a solo career.
In recent years, his popularity has reached new heights with the success of the hit MTV reality series, in which he stars with Sharon, who had been battling colon cancer, and two of his three children.
Kelly and Ozzy Osbourne briefly landed at No. 1 on Britain’s singles chart with their duet of the Black Sabbath classic, “Changes,” last December.