On Thursday (September 3), friends and family will gather to remember DJ AM at a Hollywood Palladium memorial. The DJ's untimely death of a suspected drug overdose is a reminder to recovering addicts that at any moment, you can be on the brink of relapse.
"It's a constant reminder that sometimes you don't have control over it," Kelly Osbourne told E! News. "It's really scary, because if it can happen to someone like him, it can happen to anyone."
Osbourne, who is currently gearing up for the next season of "Dancing With the Stars," admitted in her book "Fierce" that at one point, she was taking 50 Vicodin pills a day. "I had no control over it," she recalled. "I didn't know what day it was. If I can share that pain and misery with someone to say, 'Don't do this,' it means more to me to help one person than to keep my mouth shut."
DJ AM, who had been sober for 11 years before his relapse, was someone who was out to show the world that addicts can get clean and accomplish anything. He had just taped the show "Gone Too Far" with MTV, which aimed to help other addicts kick their habits. Osbourne is hoping to do the same with her time on "DWTS."
"I'm turning 25 during the show, and I just don't want to have any regrets anymore. I just wanna have fun," she said. "How many people in the world get an opportunity like this ... and get paid for it?"