May 11, 2021

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Kelly Osborne details how one drink caused her to relapse


TV Personality Kelly Osborne Actor Dax Shepherd joined On Monday’s episode of the podcast “Armchair Expert” to speak candidly about the difficulties I’ve encountered in staying vigil during the coronavirus pandemic.

The two discussed their history of addiction and how they both dealt with recent relapses.

Shepherd, who is married to actress Kristen Bell, in September revealed his relapse after taking prescription pain relievers after undergoing surgery for a motorcycle accident after 16 years of sobriety.

Osborne said last month that she had relapsed due to her alcoholism After nearly four years of sobriety.

She told Shepherd that the matter followed complications with Alcoholics Anonymous during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When the quarantine happened and the world changed, I started to change, too,” she said.

Osborne has made clear that she does not like attending meetings online. She said the in-person meetings mean “everything to me” and credited them with helping her “to find out who I am.”

A Project Runway Junior judge said she got “angry and fun” when she “got nothing from” the Zoom Meetings and eventually finished off the program. The 36-year-old TV personality said she convinced herself that she was “normal” and no longer addicted.

“Slowly but surely, I stopped contacting the shepherd,” Osborne said. “Slowly but surely, I stopped communicating with my girls. Slowly but surely, one girl relapsed. Then another girl relapsed, then all of my friends relapsed.”

And although those she was close to on the program were struggling with their sobriety during the pandemic, Osborne said she was proud of herself for having made her sober “all the way like the worst part of the lockdown.”

Kelly Osborne and her parents musician Ozzy Osborne and TV personality Sharon Osborne, in 2019.


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Kelly Osborne and her parents musician Ozzy Osborne and TV personality Sharon Osborne, in 2019.

“I don’t know what happened.” Osborne said of that time, “It all started going amazingly.” “I went,” Oh, I’m normal now, I’m happy. I don’t need any of that damn shit anymore. I’ve suffered from this entire epidemic. Without anything! ”

She then explained that stopping this position led to a domino effect that endangered her sobriety.

“Then I sat alone by the pool, and I saw this girl drinking a glass of champagne, and I said,“ I’m going to have one of them. ”And I only had one and it was good. “I did it after that, I can do it again.”

The former contestant on “The Masked Singer” said that restraint “did not last long.”

“After two weeks, it’s over … the embarrassing shit act.” She said.

“In my opinion, I was still in control. It wasn’t until last weekend I found myself covered in ranch clothes by my friend’s pool, looking like a dirty bit, I was like, ‘Maybe I don’t have this under control.’

Ozzy’s daughter and Sharon Osborne said her new boyfriend, whom she described as “the best relationship I’ve had in my life,” helped her get back on the right track.

“I’m trying new forms of therapy that I’ve never done before,” she said.

Osborne’s story seemed to resonate with Shepherd, who explained that he is prone to setbacks “when things go well.” “I expect to be miserable,” he told Osborne. “I expect to be uncomfortable, and there is a combination of“ I don’t deserve it, ”one, then two, when things are good,“ Now I need to move to another level. ”