Kelly Osbourne reveals childhood struggles amid plastic surgery rumours

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Kelly Osbourne has opened up about how her struggles with addiction started when she was just a teenager, as continued talk around her transformation dominates social media.

The star will appear on Red Table Talk this week with Jada Pinkett Smith, where a sneak peek reveals how her battle with drugs and alcohol began when she was just 13-years-old.

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The star has opened up about how her addiction struggles started. Photo: Red Table Talk

"I had a really bad case of tonsillitis. They ended up having to give me some crazy surgery and after that they gave me vicodin and that was all I needed," she explained.

"I went from having every voice in my head being like, ‘you’re fat, you’re ugly, you’re not good enough, no one likes you, you don't deserve this, people only like you because of who your parents are,’ and then all of a sudden every single voice was silenced and it felt life gave me a hug."

She continued: "Then very quickly it went from vicodin to percocet, from percocet to heroin essentially, because it was cheaper."

In April, the 36-year-old shared on Instagram that she had 'relapsed' after four years of sobriety. "I relapsed. Not proud of it. But I am back on track," she revealed.

Kelly Osbourne shuts down plastic surgery rumours

On Monday, Kelly Osbourne took to Instagram to set the record straight after fans claimed she had secretly had plastic surgery, sharing a video of herself addressing the accusations and her more than 2.3 million followers while getting her makeup done. 

"Let’s squash these stupid rumours! Can’t you just be happy for me?" she captioned the clip. "I'm currently in hair and makeup right now. I just want to bring up a topic that you guys are all talking about because I'm always really honest and really upfront about what I've done to my body and who I am."

The reality star, who lost weight after receiving gastric sleeve surgery, told fans that despite cosmetic injectables, she hasn't gone under the knife for any drastic reconstructive surgeries to her face. 

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Kelly Osbourne has denied plastic surgery rumours. Photo:Getty/Instagram/KellyOsbourne

"I have not had plastic surgery," Kelly clarified. "I've never done anything to my face other than a couple of injections in my lips, in my jaw, and in my forehead." I do not lie. But thank you for the compliments."

Her post was quickly met with divided responses from her followers. While many praised her for her transparency, others found her statement contradictory and inaccurate.

"'I have done nothing to my face other than some injections to my lips, jaw, and forehead,' that cracks me up!," one person commented, while someone else wrote, "Filler is literally plastic surgery."

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"Imagine being so rich and famous that you choose to use your wealth to completely transform yourself via weight loss surgery, injections, and daily professional hair and makeup, in order to create impossible beauty standards for 'normal' women," another person sounded off.

Although fillers are a minimally invasive procedure that do not require any sort of anaesthesia, some fans felt as though the cosmetic procedures could still be considered plastic surgery. 

"Injections count as having done something done. Injections are the new plastic surgery," said another. Technology has changed the game! You are having a face lift with the injections! So yes, you have had plastic surgery."

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Kelly admitted she had used fillers. Photo: Instagram

"'I've never done anything to my face,' but then lists a bunch of things you've done to your face," someone else added.

This isn't the first time that Kelly has had to deny plastic surgery rumours. Back in 2010, she addressed allegations of having liposuction after unveiling her dramatic weight loss.

"I'm so angry there are rumours going around that I've had fillers in my lips, or liposuction on my legs," She wrote via her column in Closer magazine."Someone even said I've had a gastric bypass! I have 100% not had any of that. I've lost weight from my face, and that's why it looks different."

Osbourne told fans that although she was open to having cosmetic procedures performed in the future, she felt as though the rumours detracted from her working hard to lose weight.

"The rumours are ridiculous. They send out the wrong message because I've shaped up working hard for months — it wasn't a quick fix," she concluded.

Additional reporting Ellie Spina.

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