The US Weekly reported on Friday that Kelly Osbourne has checked herself into a drug treatment center. Kelly is the 20-year-old daughter of heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne. It has been less than a year since she completed treatment for an addiction to prescription painkillers.
According to the report, Kelly Osbourne entered Las Encinas Hospital on Thursday. The facility located in Pasadena, California, is the same one in which her younger brother Jack underwent treatment for his addictions to the painkiller OxyContin, marijuana and alcohol in 2003. A supposed friend of Kelly, said, "She's going to be in for a couple of weeks. She's slipped into some of her old problems and is not doing so well. Friends are concerned, but know that she's strong and that she's pulled through before and will this time."
A family spokesman said that Kelly was "dealing with some personal issues" and would be back in a few weeks. This visit is the second one after she sent a few weeks in April 2004 at the Promises treatment center in Malibu, California, for an addiction to prescription painkillers.
Reports say that Kelly apparently went wild after her new album, Sleeping in the Nothing, received bad reviews. She was also fed up with taunts over her weight. According to one source, "Kelly struggled to cope with all the negative criticism She put her heart into the album, but after it was panned it really affected her badly."
Kelly Osbourne had viewed her new album as a way to fame after her initial effort, Shut Up, flopped. In the course of making the album, Kelly said, "I was sleeping in the nothing — I had no dreams, I had no willingness to do anything. I would lock myself in the house in Malibu and just do drugs for days and days and days. I was a disgusting person. And luckily, thank God, I got saved." She was referring to her stint in the drug rehab facility in Malibu.
On the album, per se Kelly commented,"I don't have to prove anything to anyone, because the music proves itself. And yes, it was easy for me to get to that door [because of her parents]. But it's just as hard as anyone else to walk through it. You have to do the same work, the same interviews, and the same shows, get judged by the same people. Originally we talked about doing something that was very raw . . . no backing vocals, nothing too electronic but suddenly we had this 80s pop vibe and we went with it. I wanted an album that could be played at any dance club in the world!"
But apparently that has not happened and Kelly became increasingly depressed, hence her return to the rehab.