On The One Year Anniversary Of Her Renewed Sobriety, Kelly Osbourne Opens Up About Her Dark Past

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:

Some empathized with the struggles of addiction:

But most people offered congratulations:

Congrats to Kelly on the time back. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us.

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