Kelly Osbourne Hopes Prior Drug & Alcohol Use Will Help Prevent Cancer

Kelly Osbourne Hopes Prior Drug & Alcohol Use Will Help Prevent Cancer

Kelly Osbourne recently shared a surprising perspective on her past struggles with drugs and alcohol, expressing hope that her former lifestyle might somehow protect her from cancer.

During Tuesday’s episode of the Osbournes Podcast, the 39-year-old TV personality stated,

“I’m hoping that I’ve embalmed myself so I don’t ever get cancer. I’m pickled from all the drugs and alcohol, for sure.”

Her brother Jack Osbourne, 38, responded skeptically to her theory, saying,

“I don’t think it works that way. But I’m no doctor.”

Kelly Osbourne then elaborated that cancer is a particularly significant concern for the Osbourne family, mentioning that her mother, Sharon Osbourne, faced a battle with colorectal cancer in the early 2000s.

After aknowledging her family’s history with the disease, Kelly Osbourne remarked,

“The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.”

Kelly, Sharon, and Ozzy Osbourne

This isn’t the first time Kelly has opened up about her past struggles with drug and alcohol addiction. She previously revealed that her addiction began at 13 when she was prescribed Vicodin after tonsillitis surgery.

Reflecting on her early battles with insecurities, she explained on Red Table Talk in 2021 that the drug helped silence her self-doubt, saying,

“It felt like life gave me a hug.”

Following this early experience, her dependency on substances quickly escalated.

She explained,

“Very quickly, it went from Vicodin to Percocet, from Percocet to … to heroin, eventually, because it was cheaper … I got caught buying it, and then the very next day, my mom put me in rehab.”

Coupled with alcohol abuse, Kelly has been to rehab multiple times and struggled with maintaining sobriety. At her lowest points, she reportedly couldn’t go anywhere without consuming something, sometimes drinking several bottles of alcohol by herself.

In 2017, she made a serious effort to quit drinking but relapsed four years later during the pandemic before managing to get back on track.

She previously recounted,

“I was alone, sitting by a pool and waiting for somebody to come have a meeting with me. And I saw this woman and her husband had a glass of champagne. It looked really nice and I was like, ‘I can do that, too,’” she said on the Facebook Watch show. “And the next day, I had two glasses. And the day after that, it was bottles.”

Kelly Osbourne

In 2021, Kelly shared with the media that she expects to grapple with this challenge for the remainder of her life.

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Authored by: Aaron Keenan