We’ve all discovered the plusses (wearing slippers) and pitfalls (dodgy WiFi) of meetings online.
But for former wild child Kelly Osbourne, Zoom has just not been cutting it at all.
Because Kelly wasn’t doing any old work catch-up while in lockdown in LA. She was doing another type of meeting entirely – Alcoholics Anonymous.
And her fellow LA addicts were quickly obsessed with something new – the camera.
Kelly, who had been sober for four years before the pandemic, explains: “I started to do the online meetings. I didn’t like them. I didn’t want to watch others lift weights and sexy face pout into a g*****n Zoom camera.
“I was like, ‘I hate this’.”
Kelly, daughter of Sharon and Ozzy, who has always been open about her struggles with drink, drugs and mental health, found the LA AA show-offs so infuriating she took drastic measures. “I started to get up at 5am to do this meeting in England instead,” she told this week’s Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard podcast. “That s*** wouldn’t go down in England. You’d be banned from the meeting.”
Kelly, 36, made it through the lockdowns sober, only to recently fall off the wagon for a week. But now, as she starts a different type of therapy and as of today her own podcast The Kelly Osbourne and Jeff Beacher Show, she’s back to top form.
And she is more petite than ever following her 2019 “gastric sleeve” op.
But if that’s been the secret to changing her lifestyle now, how did she get so skinny all those times in the years before she was sober? “Speed,” she confesses.
It certainly gives a new meaning to going on a fasting diet. Fortunately, the new Kelly Osbourne knows that real recovery takes time, and definitely can’t be rushed Zoomed through.
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