Kelly Osbourne reveals her addiction struggles began at age 13 after surgery complications

·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
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Kelly Osbourne has revealed her addiction troubles began when she was just 13 after being prescribed opioid pain medication after having surgery to remove her tonsils.

The 36-year-old daughter of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne – who has previously opened up about battling an addiction to prescription medication and alcohol – recalled how painkiller Vicodin made her feel like "life gave me a hug", and she became hooked.

Osbourne told Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk: "I kept getting sick and I had a really bad case of tonsillitis, they ended up having to give me some crazy surgery, and then after that, they gave me Vicodin. 

"And that was all I needed.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Kelly Osbourne attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Kelly Osbourne said she was just 13 when she became addicted to prescription drugs. (Getty Images)

"I went from having every voice in my head being like, 'You're fat, you're ugly, you're not good enough, no one likes you, you don't deserve this, people only like you because of who your parents are.'

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"And then all of a sudden, every single voice was silenced and it felt like life gave me a hug."

The reality TV star admitted her addiction quickly shifted to harder drugs from Percocet to heroin, "because it was cheaper".

Osbourne – who quit drinking alcohol and taking drugs in 2017 – revealed earlier this year that she had relapsed after four years of sobriety.

Kelly Osbourne and Mum Sharon Osbourne pose for photographers back stage at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.
Kelly Osbourne, pictured with mum Sharon, entered the spotlight as a teenager in MTV reality show The Osbournes. (PA)

She told hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris and Willow Smith about the moment she slipped off the wagon last year.

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Osbourne said: “I was alone, sitting by a pool and waiting for somebody to come have a meeting with me. 

"And I saw this woman and her husband had a glass of champagne. It looked really nice and I was like, ‘I can do that, too.' 

"And the next day, I had two glasses. And the day after that, it was bottles.”

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