Kelly Osbourne covers the September issue of Cosmopolitan UK. In the issue, Kelly opens up about her past problems with drugs, and how she had to learn to take care of her parents.
She confessed, “I’ve been to rehab seven times and to two mental institutions.” She added that her mom Sharon supported her throughout each trip to rehab. “My mum even had me put in a padded cell once to scare me,” Kelly, 28, said, “but like a brat I just sat it out until she said ‘Well, that’s not going to work.’”
In return, Kelly learned to take care of her mom 10 years ago when she was battling cancer. “When I was 18, I was set to play Lindsay Lohan’s best friend in ‘Freaky Friday.’ Then my mom got diagnosed with cancer. I was faced with the choice of a career or spending what could have been the last days of my mother’s life with her.”
She bailed on the movie, and decided to stay near her mom. “I said, F— you, career, hello, Mother. I became my mum’s nurse 24/7. I gave her injections and medicines when she had seizures. I even had a parking space at the hospital with my name on it. I thought I was going to lose her, it was awful.”
She went on to talk about having to take care of her father after a near-fatal quad crash in 2003. “He couldn’t move from the neck down and was basically a paraplegic, so I slept on the floor by the side of his bed for four months. I brushed his teeth and washed his clothes, and every day we’d put on our swimsuits and I’d shower him,” she says. “Not many people can say they’ve wiped their mother and father’s arses more than they’ve wiped their own,” she adds.
My mom has been battling terminal cancer for years, so I understand how difficult it is having a sick parent. It’s excruciating.
One more picture (a better one) of Kelly after the jump!