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Kelly Osbourne Discusses Recovery Journey After Alcohol Relapse

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Former contestant on The Masked Singer Kelly Osbourne recently revealed the details behind her relapse on Dax Shepard’s podcast, “Armchair Expert.” As a host, Osbourne is known for her hilarious commentary and spunky personality. She is now offering her voice to shed light on her sobriety and alcoholism.

Kelly Osbourne Appears on Dax Shepard’s Podcast to Discuss Sobriety


Last month, Kelly Osbourne revealed in a string of Instagram stories that she relapsed on her alcoholism.

On May 4, she joined actor Dax Shepard on the latest episode of his podcast, Armchair Expert. They discussed her difficulties staying sober during the coronavirus pandemic, their past struggles with addiction and what drew them both to relapse. After 16 long years of sobriety, Shepard recently relapsed after he took prescription pain pills following surgery after a motorcycle accident. 

The conversation was very insightful.

Osbourne says that when the world shut down during the Covid-19 pandemic, she found it difficult to continue with her Alcoholics Anonymous [AA] meetings. Like many, she didn’t like attending online meetings. She stated that in-person meetings “meant everything” to her and helped her figure out who she was, but she “got nothing out of” Zoom AA meetings.

Without that connection, she grew angry, resentful and eventually quit the program.

During the early months of quarantine, Zoom Happy Hours seemed like an everyday event. Osbourne was proud that she made it “all the way through the worst part of the lockdown” without an alcoholic drink.

The host convinced herself she was no longer an addict, and thus allowed herself to have one glass of champagne one day. It was a gateway that led her down a spiral.

“It wasn’t until I found myself last weekend covered in ranch dressing by my friend’s pool sunburnt, looking like a piece of shit, that I was like, ‘Maybe I don’t have this under control,” Osbourne said. 

Kelly Osbourne Describes Recovery Journey in New Podcast with Vegas Showman Jeff Bleacher


Kelly Osbourne has struggled with addiction for almost half her life. The 36-year-old has struggled with alcohol and drugs, including opioids, tranquilizers and marijuana.

The daughter of legendary rockstar Ozzy Osbourne said she hit rock bottom in 2017. After that, she decided to turn her life around. Despite her recent relapse in her recovery journey, Osbourne is dedicated to moving forward.

Osbourne lost many friends to drugs and alcohol, including music artist Amy Winehouse, who passed away in 2011.

Now, she is using her voice in a new capacity for her podcast, The Kelly Osbourne and Jeff Bleacher Show.


In the first episode of the podcast, she addresses her relapse and the steps she is taking to be better. The amount of support she has received is amazing. Many talent show favorites have offered words of encouragement, like The Masked Singer and The X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger.

Kelly Osbourne is getting back on track and making her recovery the priority. Thankfully, she has the love and support of her family and her new boyfriend.

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