This is shocking.
People may forget - especially because of how lovely, well-spoken, and put-together she is now - that Kelly Osbourne struggled with a serious addiction to painkillers, but on her upcoming episode of Piers Morgan's Life Stories, she reveals just how severe it was!
"At the start I only took one every weekend. Then it was one every weekday, then two a day, then three. By the end I was taking so many pills I was on my hands and knees vomiting blood because the drug was ripping away my stomach lining. I was taking 50 a day, more than twice the lethal dosage, and every day I took one more, hoping I wouldn't wake up. If I hadn't gone into rehab then, I'm sure I wouldn't be here now. I feel very lucky because people die every day from taking painkillers like Vicodin, and I was taking much more than them."
Unbelievable! And so terrifying!
Thank goodness she reached out for help and got treatment when she did! There's no way her body could have withstood that kind of dosage for much longer.
Addiction to prescription drugs is a serious problem that can spiral out of control very quickly, so we're so grateful that Kelly was able to recover and achieve what she has today!
We're so proud of her for being brave enough to speak so openly about something that must still be very difficult to look back on!
You've come a long way, bb! Congratulations!
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