Kelly Osbourne is using the New Year to open up to fans about how “gut-wrenchingly difficult” 2019 was, and to share what her plans for 2020 are. She’s been sober for over two years now, and in an Instagram post paired with a collage of nine photos she talked about her struggles and hopes.
“2019 has been one hell of a year. In many ways it has been amazing especially in terms of self-growth. In many ways it has been gut-wrenchingly difficult. However through all the good and bad it has been incredibly educational for me. I have come to the realization that I constantly put the needs of others before my own. I allow myself to be put in situations that make me feel uncomfortable for fear of upsetting someone else,” she wrote.
Not forgetting the amount of times I co-sign the bullshit of others. With almost 2 1/2 years of sobriety under my belt I still struggle with confrontation (which was NEVER a problem when I was using) Well this all STOPS today. 2020 is going to be the year of me!!! It’s time to put myself first, stop taking on other peoples shit and be the badass sober women I was born to be. #HappyNewYear I love you guys,” she concluded the post.
Friends and fans replied with their love and support.
Paris Hilton responded with a heart-eyes emoji.
Jerrod Blandino wrote, “I love it and you! Make 2020 your bitch baby.”
“Well Said! Good for you! You must be so proud of your accomplishments!! I’m 90days sober & feel you can still have some things to clean up. The clarity is amazing! Major Fan! Stay True to You! You are an INSPIRATION! #kellyosbourne,” a fan wrote.
“Congratulations on the two years of sobriety! That’s amazing! You truly are an inspiration for myself and every other woman in this world struggling with addiction!” another said.
“I appreciate this so much. You’ve worded this so properly and exactly. I never had a problem with drugs or alcohol but I have plenty of other addictions. Thank you for putting the words out there that I never could,” a third appreciative fan said.
Osbourne previously revealed that she first tried drugs at age 13. She suffered a relapse several years ago, but announced in August that she had been sober for two full years.