Addiction is common. People who talk openly about their struggles with it are not. One of the most well-known figures who speaks truth about it is Demi Lovato. There are others, such as Florence Welch, whose new album High As Hope documents her journey with substance abuse and sobriety, as well as Sia, and Shia LaBeouf. In any 12-step program, anonymity is paramount, and it’s a highly individual choice whether or not to break one’s silence. When a celebrity makes that choice, it helps destigmatize addiction and recovery. Now Kelly Osborne is opening up on social media.
After a relapse, she is celebrating one year sober, which she revealed on Instagram on Thursday.
The full caption reads:
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!
Fans gave her love and support:
Congratulations on making the decision to move towards wellness. It’s not meant to be easy but it’s meant to be worth it♥️
— Sean Joseph (@Dr_McWho) August 9, 2018
You girl are a beautiful soul! One step at time girl!
— Kelli Dorman (@kgirlca11) August 9, 2018
One day at a time Kelly ❤️❤️thank god for family
— KDKing (@Kittylew) August 9, 2018
so much love and respect Kelly. One day at a time
— Jen Sweeten (@jensweeten) August 9, 2018
Some empathized with the struggles of addiction:
Recovery is possible, I've been sober 26 years. Life is much better on this side. Take it one day at a time. Healing vibes headed your way. ⚘☝
— Rosanne Mastroianni (@parkridgediva) August 9, 2018
You are not alone. Thanks for Ending the Silence. pic.twitter.com/2GBoz24W29
— MarkB (@70sRockbest) August 10, 2018
Addiction is a disease. It’s incredibly powerful when known figures openly discuss that which is unfairly stigmatized. It urges others to seek help as they would with any other disease. Thank you @KellyOsbourne
— Stephanie Bazell (@StephanieBazell) August 10, 2018
It's the most difficult path to walk but also the most rewarding. I walked it and would not regret it for a moment, because you come out stronger, kinder, wiser, braver and at peace with yourself. I hope the future for u is most beautiful. God Bless
— Queen Sisyphus (@Queen_Sisyphus) August 10, 2018
But most people offered congratulations:
Happy 1Year and 1day keep going ..you got this
— karen rose (@mrskrose) August 10, 2018
— Kim (@dubiousdoris) August 10, 2018
Well done Kelly. It doesn’t always seem like it at the time BUT life is worth it sweetheart. Hang on in there and anytime you need a friend we will ALL be here for you………always xx ❤️ xx
— Richard Tait (@BattyTwollox) August 10, 2018
Go Kelly! Congratulations on 1 year! Keep up the good work! We’re all cheering you on! ❤️❤️❤️
— Kim Strickland (@jovigirlms) August 10, 2018
Congrats to Kelly on the time back. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us.