Suicidal Jack Osbourne
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 March 2009
Jack Osbourne has revealed he struggled to cope when his mother Sharon was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002, and tried to kill himself
Jack Osbourne tried to commit suicide when his mother was diagnosed with cancer.
The 23-year-old star struggled to cope when Sharon discovered she had colon cancer in 2002, and took a cocktail of prescription drugs including OxyContin and Valium.
He said: "I started getting suicidal. I was just doing loads of drugs and drinking. I was miserable."
Jack claims he started going off the rails when he was 13, but things became more serious during Easter 2003.
He told In Touch Weekly magazine: "I disappeared for the long weekend. When I came back, I knew I needed help. I was like, 'OK, I will do this.' "
Jack's father rocker Ozzy Osbourne - who has previously battled alcohol and drug addictions - eventually convinced his son to seek help.
Jack spent a period in Malibu's Visions Adolescent Treatment Center and claims it was the best decision he has ever made.
He said: "A year passed and then two and then three and now it's nearly six. I don't have a plan, I'm just going to keep doing what I've been doing and hopefully not drink. I don't ever want to come back to rehab again."
Jack's sister Kelly recently checked into an Oregon treatment facility to receive treatment for her addiction to painkillers.
The 24-year-old star - who previously received help for her problem in 2004 and 2005 - said recently: "I knew if I didn't get help, I would die. I'm getting a second chance at my career and I want to be present for it."