Well, a cynic might say there's some fine timing in the confirmation of the
latest Osbourne family drama, coming, as it does, days before the launch in the US of the third season of the family's MTV show. But we're not cynics here, oh no.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne told the Larry King Show on Friday that daughter
Kelly has been admitted to Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, California to treat her addiction to pain killers. Apparently Sharon confronted Kelly about her drug use after a British tabloid approached the family's publicist with allegations the Osbourne daughter had been seen buying drugs. Kelly apparently admitted to taking painkillers and turned over a bag of 500 pills. Her parents booked her straight into the Promises Center, and she was taken there same day by brother Jack who, himself, received rehab treatment last year to deal with drink and drug addiction. He has now been 'clean' for the best part of a year.
Sharon told Larry King: "I'm angry. I'm let down. I feel like I failed again. I can't take it."
Ozzy added: "Being a drug addict and alcoholic myself, I know telling the truth doesn't come easy. It's a family illness. It's in the genes. In this day and age, the availability of getting drugs is amazing."
No word on how long Kelly will be in rehab. She had been working on her second album, a follow up to last year's 'Shut Up'.
Oh, and did we mention that there's a new series of The Osbournes launching on MTV in the US this Tuesday?