Kelly Osbourne has joined the chorus of celebrities offering support, prayers, and love in the wake of Demi Lovato’s apparent drug overdose on Tuesday. The former reality star and TV host also opened up about her own struggles with addiction while on a British TV show.
Kelly Osbourne Speaks Candidly About Addiction:
‘I can’t imagine what Demi’s going through right now, even though I know what it’s like to have the whole world talk about you in your most vulnerable state,’ Kelly said, adding that it isn’t her place to speak on Demi’s behalf, but that she does have first-hand experience with what the star is going through.
‘We know each other,’ she explained. ‘Look, I will never speak on behalf of Demi because that wouldn’t be right. I can only share about what I’ve been through and what I know from myself. And that is, relapse is one of the hardest things we face as an open addict who has gone through the program and turned their life around.’
Kelly also said there’s a misconception that rehab fixes people, but in actuality ‘You’re never fixed. You spend your whole entire life doing everything you can to never pick up and use again.’
Kelly—who first used drugs as a teenager—also explained that she believes addiction is a mental health issue that people are born with: ‘It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, what you believe in. It takes hold of anyone and everyone if it can,’ she said. ‘It’s an obsessive compulsive disorder, it’s mental health, it’s something that I believe I was born with.’
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US
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