Kelly Osbourne Explains Drunken Meltdown on Plane

by | June 28, 2012 at 6:28 PM | Celebrity, Celebrity Freakouts, General

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Jack Osbourne’s family has been open about their devastation over his recent diagnosis with MS, but sister Kelly is taking it especially hard.

According to RadarOnline, the “Fashion Police” co-host got drunk and suffered an emotional meltdown on a plane from Los Angeles to Atlanta on Wednesday.

An eyewitness reported that Osbourne, 27, was looking gorgeous when she arrived on the flight, but her cool demeanor changed quickly after takeoff.

“I saw a flight attendant bring alcoholic beverages over to Kelly’s section in First Class at least four or five times,” the eyewitness said.

Osbourne’s assistant ended up having to carry her off the plane after the other passengers had departed. The witness said there was “already a burly security guard waiting for them at the arrivals lounge” and that the star was “mumbling and her makeup was a mess.”

Less than a day later, Kelly Tweeted that she “had a nerves breakdown yesterday that was cool! #Not.”

So, why the “nervous breakdown”? Kelly told the celeb site that she got drunk on an empty stomach, and before she’d boarded the plane, a man approached her to ask how Jack was doing.

“[He] told me about his brother having MS and directed me towards a website,” Osbourne explained.

She continued: “On the plane I started looking at the website. It described how bad certain cases of MS got, and it made me lose it because I’ve sat through my mother having breast cancer, my dad almost dying from a bike accident, and now it’s my brother who’s my best friend.”

Kelly’s been to rehab, and has been very public regarding her past drug abuse, but said her behavior on the plane wasn’t indicative of a serious problem.

She said: “I have the occasional drink. I will never lie about that. That’s my choice that I make and I’m an adult and I have to be responsible for my actions.”

“But it’s not like I was…claiming there was a colonial woman on the wing. Like I was so out of it they had to land the plane or something. I got drunk on a plane; big deal.”

Considering what Kelly’s been through, it’s no stretch that she’d break down. “I had a moment of just, is this really happening to me all over again? And unfortunately it was in front of everyone.”

But “everyone” isn’t her concern. It’s Jack’s opinion that counts with his sister. “I can’t stand knowing that he probably is thinking that it was because of him being diagnosed that I made a fool of myself,” she said. “I made a fool of myself regardless of Jack, and I hate that that’s even out there.”

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