The Osbournes may have been a massive hit, but Ozzy Osbourne blames filming the reality TV show for his family’s issues with addiction.

The Prince of Darkness told U.K.’s The Sun, “When you’ve got a camera crew living in your house 24 hours a day seven days a week it gets a bit crazy. The kids were doing drugs and alcohol and I’d gone back on the booze. By the time year three came along Sharon sat us all down and said, ‘Do you want to carry on?’. Everybody just said no.”

The Osbournes have had their ups and downs in recent years as far as sobriety goes. In April 2021, Kelly Osbourne shared she relapsed after four years of sobriety telling Extra, in part, “I am an addict and had thought that I had a enough time under my belt and I could drink like a normal person, and it turns out I cannot and I will never be normal. I don’t know why I even tried it. It’s not for me and it took me a matter of days and I was like done, not doing this.”

Meanwhile during that same month, Jack Osbourne celebrated 18 years sober writing in an Instagram post, “It’s not that it get[s] easier or harder, It’s just that it’s life on life’s terms. If anyone is trying to get sober, know that it possible if you are willing to do the work. Sending lots of love to my people who have been on this journey with me. #sobersbetter.”

Ozzy told Variety in February 2021 that he had been sober for seven years saying, “I thought I’d be drinking to the day I die.”


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