Osbourne at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of The Bang Bang Club
|Born||Jack Joseph Osbourne
8 November 1985
London, England, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Television personality, producer, director|
|Spouse(s)||Lisa Stelly (m. 2012)|
|Parent(s)||Ozzy Osbourne (father)
Sharon Osbourne (mother)
|Relatives||Aimee Osbourne (sister)
Kelly Osbourne (sister)
There's people outside our house; you get followed by photographers; you can't go out and have a cup of coffee with a friend without someone coming up to you.
As long as I know my head's in the right place, my feet are on the ground, I think I'll be fine.
I had my group of friends, you know, like my real group of friends, and then I had, like, party friends.
When I got diagnosed, the more research I did about it – MS overall, as a subject, as a disease – there's a lot of misconceptions and there's a lot of unknowns about it, and there wasn't anyone out that was close to my age or close to anything like me out there.
I'd read things, like people criticizing me. But no one likes to read stuff about that, and probably the main thing that was getting to me was me mum's illness.
I took a bottle of pills. I'd been in Europe and I had a lot of absinthe and I was just drinking and drinking, trying to, you know, just shut my body down.
I was hanging out with no one under 21. I thought that if I really wanted to fit in I had to… show them that I was in a way just as adult as they were, 'cause I could hold my own just as well as they could, if not better.
Dad was just an emotional wreck. He was drinking a lot of the time, he was smoking a lot of pot. And because he takes certain medications, the drinking was making him… you know, he wasn't even present, really.
When my mum first told me she got sick, I didn't cry. I probably cried over my mum's illness twice.
I'm the kind of person that, if someone says, 'Oh yeah, you can't do that,' I want to then go do it.
If I have a problem, stuff's going through my head, I feel like using, I usually go and talk to my dad… I decided to get sober a lot younger than he did. He first tried to get sober when he was like 32, I believe.
It never crossed my mind that one day I'm gonna be big and famous and have my own TV show, you know?
Well, all I can say is, it's a day-by-day program, and so I'm very worried about relapsing, but I don't know. I don't want to use. I don't want to go back to that place because nothing good came of it. It was super dark; it's not nice.
I don't want to come off like the jealous brother who wasn't getting the attention, but it was like no one was really into me anyway. I wasn't really a priority.
I didn't get at first put into a rehab facility; I got put in a adolescent psychiatric unit for my detox.
The strange thing is, no matter what, when you become some kind of public figure, you have your go-to answers for all scenarios and instances.
I have a tendency to really stuff things. I don't really express, you know? Like, express certain feelings and stuff.
I'm totally grateful for the fans my family has and I have; they gave me a lot of support when I was in treatment. But it was just odd, you know? It's stressful. Just the whole fact of being someone in the public eye.
For a while I was suicidal and I tried to kill myself. I think I should have died about four times.
I had about four days of like, 'Pity party, woe is me, it's all over.' Then I did some research and spoke with doctors and got in contact with people who have MS, and I soon realized it's actually a lot more manageable than the kind of public perception of it is, and that's part of the reason why I've been so outspoken about it.
It's been real weird. It wasn't how I expected my life to turn out. Especially, mainly pertaining to the show. It never crossed my mind that one day I'm gonna be big and famous and have my own TV show, you know?