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Rehabbed Kelly Osbourne: ‘I Am A Hypocrite For Drinking’


Jun. 29 2012, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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By Alexis Tereszcuk - Entertainment Editor

Kelly Osbourne’s  candid admission that she got drunk on a plane recently has caused much scrutiny about her partying lifestyle, and in an exclusive interview with, the TV host hits back at criticism she says she faces, but admits she’s a “hypocrite” for drinking after having gone through rehab.

“People always want you to be the pretty little perfect girl next door and I have never been that, so I don’t understand why people have always tried to make me that,” Kelly says.

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“I don’t want to be perfect, and I don’t want to be the prettiest girl in the room. I want to be able to express my emotions whenever I feel like it and not be judged for it.”

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Kelly admits that she was drinking on the flight, and claims it was reading a website about Multiple Sclerosis, with which her brother Jack Osbourne was recently diagnosed, that spurred her to booze it up.

As previously reported, Kelly confesses to drinking, but not “using,” and defends her decision to drink even though she’s been to rehab.

“If in any way my life appeared unmanageable, if I wasn’t showing up to work, I seemed depressed, I was not a professional then I would say yes my life is unmanageable," she says. “I do believe alcohol is a gateway drug. I am a hypocrite for drinking, I’m not lying.”

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Kelly says that she doesn’t plan to stop drinking though, despite having been treated for substance abuse issues in the past.

“I’m 27. I still want to have fun. I don’t believe in denying myself the life I want to live. I have to pay for the mistakes I make and I understand that,” she says.

With the heartbreaking news about her brother’s diagnosis, Kelly says she used the alcohol as a numbing solution.

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“It wasn’t even intentional either. I thought that I had already cried my way through it. I realized it was the first time I was away from my family since we found out, the first time I wasn’t right next to somebody I had to keep my chin up for and I just lost it,” she confesses.

Kelly says that her drunken flight isn’t going to affect how strong her bond is though with her parents, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, and her beloved brother.

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“We are a unit. We help each other together; it is always the way it has been to us and always the way it will continue to be. My family means more to me than anything else in the world,” Kelly says.

For more details about Kelly’s drunken mid-flight breakdown, pick up the latest issue of Star magazine -- on newsstands now.

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