Kelly Osbourne reveals her struggle to overcome her addiction to drugs in a September issue of U.K.'s Cosmopolitan. The 28-year-old TV personality says that her determined mother Sharon Osbourne contributed a lot to her current condition.
"I've been to rehab seven times and to two mental institutions. My mum even had me put in a padded cell once to scare me, but like a brat I just sat it out until she said, 'Well, that's not going to work,' " Kelly tells the magazine.
"But what I've learned is that no amount of therapy or medication is going to work unless you want it to. Until you want to be a good person, you will never be one," she adds. Kelly, who was admitted to her first rehab stint when she was 19, says that seeing people distance themselves from her made her want to change. "What changed for me was looking around and seeing that nobody liked me or wanted to work with me," she explains.
When Sharon needed her daughter's support as she battled cancer 10 years ago, Kelly spent her time treating her ill mother. "When I was 18, I was set to play Lindsay Lohan's best friend in 'Freaky Friday'. Then my mum got diagnosed with cancer. I was faced with the choice of a career or spending what could have been the last days of my mother's life with her," she says.
Kelly made her choice. " 'I said, 'F*** you, career, hello, Mother.' I became my mum's nurse 24/7. I gave her injections and medicines when she had seizures. I even had a parking space at the hospital with my name on it. I thought I was going to lose her - it was awful," she recalls.
The "Fashion Police" star also took care of her rocker father Ozzy Osbourne when he was severely injured following a car crash in 2003. "He couldn't move from the neck down and was basically a paraplegic, so I slept on the floor by the side of his bed for four months. I brushed his teeth and washed his clothes, and every day we'd put on our swimsuits and I'd shower him," she reveals, adding, "Not many people can say they've wiped their mother and father's arses more than they've wiped their own."