Kelly Osbourne addresses drunk-on-a-plane stories
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:49a.m.
Kelly Osbourne has broken her silence over reports she was so drunk on a recent flight to Atlanta, Georgia, she had to be carried off the plane, revealing she was trying to drown her sorrows after her brother Jack's Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
Passengers on the flight took to Twitter and Facebook.com to reveal all about the TV star's tipsy behaviour, and now Osbourne has confessed the stories are largely true.
A statement issued by Osbourne, who insists she wants to be honest to her fans and followers, reads: "I'm not going to say I didn't do something when I did it. I got drunk on the plane to Atlanta. It was on an empty stomach, and before I got on the plane a gentleman came up to me and asked me how my brother was doing and told me about his brother having MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and directed me towards a website.
"On the plane I started looking at the website. It described how bad certain cases of MS got, and it made me lose it because I've sat through my mother having breast cancer, my dad almost dying from a bike accident, and now it's my brother, who's my best friend. I lost it."
But Osbourne is keen to play down some reports of bad behaviour, insisting she simply and quietly got drunk, adding, "It's not like I was f**king claiming there was a colonial woman on the wing... I was so out of it they had to land the plane or something. I got drunk on a plane, big deal."
And she has also taken aim at those who believe a former addict, who underwent a spell in rehab for a drug problem, shouldn't be drinking at all.
Osbourne adds, "The way I live my life after going to rehab is not the way that most people do. It isn't. Yes, I still drink and I've always said that. I do have the occasional drink. I'm not using, I haven't. I won't. I'm not going to do that. I had a moment of just 'is this really happening to me all over again?' - and unfortunately it was, in front of everyone.
"I'm not one of those starlets that's drinking vodka out of a water bottle thinking no one knows. If I'm going to have a f**king drink, I'm 27 years old. I'm going to have one. Unfortunately I decided to have one on a plane to Atlanta and burst into tears. I can't stand knowing that he (Jack) probably is thinking that it was because of him being diagnosed that I made a fool of myself. I made a fool of myself regardless of Jack and I hate that that's even out there."
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