Sharon Osbourne Discusses Son's Addiction
Thu Jun 26, 2:02 PM ET
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Sharon Osbourne said she blamed herself for her son's alcohol and marijuana abuse.
Jack Osbourne, the 17-year-old son of Sharon and heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne, returned home after two months in rehab on June 18. He entered a Pasadena, Calif., hospital on April 23, saying he "got carried away with drugs and alcohol."
"The first thing I did was put blame on myself — and in a way I always will," Sharon Osbourne, 50, told Us Weekly magazine for its July 14 issue. "It's a natural reaction of a mother to think, 'What could I have done differently? What could I have done wrong?' I thought I was a cutting-edge mom, and I didn't even know what was happening."
She also told the magazine that her colon cancer, diagnosed last July, is in remission.
"Oh, I'm fine. I'm an old battle-ax," she said. "I still have to go to checkups, but I am fine."
The family, which is the subject of the MTV reality series "The Osbournes," also includes daughters Kelly and Aimee.