Kelly Osbourne to Release Memoir, Reveals Ozzy Osbourne Overdosed While Sharon Osbourne Fought Cancer
Few families have a higher profile than the Osbournes. The world watched the family’s dysfunction play out over the course of the television series, The Osbournes, which also had an impact on the lives of Ozzy and Sharon‘s children, Jack and Kelly. Both have been in the spotlight since and now Kelly has detailed her life in a new memoir, titled, There Is No F*cking Secret: Letters From a Badass B–ch.
The book is written in the form of a series of letters as Kelly confronts a variety of issues from her personal experiences. In the memoir, she detailed a troubling time for the family as her father nearly died from an overdose as Sharon was battling cancer. According to excerpts obtained by Page Six, Kelly writes, “Dad was there in his boxers and I watched him scoop his hands into a bowl of pills, swallow a handful of something and then wash it down with vodka” after learning that Sharon had suffered a seizure while receiving cancer treatments.
In the ambulance on the way to the hospital, Kelly recalled, “[Ozzy] leaned over to put his hand out to see if mum was breathing. Then he passed out with his hand over her mouth… The EMTs tried to pull him off, and Dad, not knowing where he was or what he was doing, started to resist out of habit. They pulled over the ambulance and started to call the police.”
She stated, “Dad could not handle the thought of losing mum” and that a doctor was on site at the house to “shoot him up with whatever he wanted while the [doctor’s] son sat in our dining room and played video games.”
Also within the pages of There Is No F*cking Secret is a bit about how now late comedian Robin Williams helped Sharon while she was “losing her cancer fight,” climbing into the bed for the afternoon, keeping her entertained and “throughout the house, you could hear her cackling with laughter.” Not long after this, Sharon decided to return to chemotherapy treatments.
Speaking about the memoir on the whole, Kelly told The Wrap, “The book isn’t just a memoir, they’re letters to the people, places, situations, circumstances, things I’ve been through, to make me who I am, so people stop asking me what my secret is, and hopefully with me going through what I went through in my life and sharing what I’ve learned can help other people. It’s ok to be different.”
The memoir will be released on April 25 through G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
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