Jack Osbourne (Ozzy's son) in rehab

  1. Report: Ozzy Osbourne's Son in Rehab
    Tue Apr 29, 3:45 PM ET

    PASADENA, Calif. - Jack Osbourne, the 17-year-old son of heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne, has checked into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic, People magazine reported.

    The teenager entered Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena on April 23, according to the issue appearing on newsstands Friday.

    "I got caught up in my new lifestyle and got carried away with drugs and alcohol," Osbourne told the magazine. "Once I realized this, I voluntarily checked myself into a detox facility for my own health and well-being."

    A publicist for the Osbourne family did not immediately return calls seeking comment Tuesday.

    The magazine said Osbourne acknowledged to his mother, Sharon, in January that he was overindulging in marijuana and alcohol.

    Jack Osbourne is the youngest of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's three children. He and his 18-year-old sister, Kelly, became international stars with the success of MTV's reality show "The Osbournes." Their older sister, Aimee, didn't take part.

    "It takes a lot of courage and strength to admit you need help, and both Sharon and I are proud Jack is facing his problems head-on," Ozzy Osbourne said.

    Ozzy Osbourne has been candid, both on and off the show, about his decades of battles with substance abuse. The second season began in November on a somber note, with the 54-year-old rock star boozing heavily to cope with Sharon's diagnosis of colon cancer.

    Ozzy since has said that his wife is cancer-free after months of treatment.

    In an interview last year, 50-year-old Sharon Osbourne told People magazine, "Kelly was four months old and being wheeled around the Betty Ford Center."

    "The kids have always known what it does, and they know they're not going to get away if they mess with it," she said.

    Last summer, Jack Osbourne injured his arm when he jumped off the Malibu Pier while surfing with members of the rock band Incubus. He also made a cameo on the WB series "Dawson's Creek."
  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Why am I not shocked? DUH...
  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    And unless California is vastly different than here (and it wouldn't surprise me lol) at 17 he is still a legal minor and would have had to have been checked in by his parents or legal guardians. (Love the "I voluntarily checked myself into a detox facility for my own health and well-being.")

    I'm glad he's getting help, tho. Would be hard to escape that kind of parental influence.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    I'm with Jnette . . .

    DUH . . .
  6. by   Tilleycs
    Yeah, I thought the "I voluntarily checked myself into a detox facility for my own health and well-being" line sounds a little PR-ish (and NOT written by someone who has been boozing and drugging it up).

    You'd think that he wouldn't go NEAR it after having the freakin' poster boy of "This is what you will look, sound, and act like if you do drugs and drink for most of your life" as a father, but I guess most people who do drugs/drink think they can handle it. You'd think that it may have crossed his mind at least ONCE that addictive personalities run in the family. People do what they SEE, though. Look at the role models he's had in his life (sometimes I wonder if Sharon isn't the REAL crazy one...).

    It's sad that he's in such bad shape at 17, though. He's not really setting himself up for a great life.
  7. by   canoehead
    Thank goodness he's broken through the denial early in life. Now he is aware that he has a problem. I think both Osbourne kids are already going overboard on the booze and am surprised that they don't have more limits, considering what it did to Ozzy. It is an unusual family.
  8. by   itsme
    Unsusal is right! Heck, they put the fun in dysfunctional!!
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    Ozzy's son? As is Black Sabbath Ozzie?
    I didn't even know he had kids.
    I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
  10. by   WashYaHands
    Rusty, the entire Osborne family has their own reality series on MTV (I think). It's like Leave It To Beaver on LSD.

  11. by   passing thru
    Well. LISTEN TO THIS !!
    On a radio show today, they're talking about this and one of the radio guys says:

    "Did you know the presidents' daughters' have received more tickets/fines arrests for alcohol abuse than Jack Osborne??

    And Jeb Bush's daughter with her arrests outranks the entire Osborne family"

    That shocked all the listeners and they had lotsa call-ins, but no one could provide any proof it wasn't true.
  12. by   jayna
    Who is he anyway? Heard of them but not interested.
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
  14. by   LauraF, RN
    Rusty, Where have you been? They only have the funniest show with top ratings. Ozzy has 3 kids with Sharon: Amie, Kelly, and Jack. He also has a kid with his first wife, don't remember the name of that one. The show makes me feel like my life may not be as chaotic as I thought it was.:roll