Jack Osbourne has been counting his years sober since a 2003 rehab stint. Being on “The Osbournes” triggered his dependency issues.
Talking with Chris Cornell’s daughter Lily on her podcast, “Mind Wide Open,” Jack said he wasn’t in a good place then. He also told her that he struggled with depression even before the show began and that it drove him into dependencies very quickly.
Taking the Good With the Bad
In an interview with “The Telegraph,” Ozzy memorably said of the reality show, “The good side was that it was the biggest thing since sliced bread around the world.”
However, he added that the stress of the show drove him and his kids towards substance abuse.
Kelly Is an Open Book
Kelly talks about it in her memoir recalling the bad times during which she would take an increasing amount of pills every day and hoping to never wake up. Thankfully, Sharon forced her daughter into a treatment center.
Since then, Kelly has gone there several times and stayed sober for four years this last stretch. According to her post on Instagram, she relapsed again in 2021.
The 2016 Rout
Ozzy really seemed to ruin everything this time. A cheating scandal with the family hairdresser blew up and Sharon, as a co-host at “The Talk,” could not sweep it under the rug. She told the panel he had a years-long fling.
Through tears, she said it was embarrassing having to talk about it publicly, especially since it affects the whole family.
Rolling Stone Magazine: What’s Your Secret?
Sitting down with “Rolling Stone” after the rout for a Q&A, Ozzy was asked about the secret to his long marriage. Irreverent as usual, he replied that the secret was not getting caught being unfaithful.
After a chuckle, he went on to say that marriage was figuratively like rock n' roll — there are the rocks and the rolls, the good and the bad, and you have to accept them together.