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Kelly Osbourne: 'Writing about mum's cancer battle was therapeutic'

The pop star-turned-reality TV regular also opens up about her substance abuse issues in her new book.

Kelly Osbourne is grateful she was able to write her new book, because it gave her the strength to be able to talk about her mum's cancer battle.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's daughter recently released her memoir, There Is No F**king Secret: Letters from a Bada** B**ch, and in it she opens up about her mum's cancer fight in 2002.

The 32-year-old reveals she was unable to talk about the stressful experience in the past because it was too emotional, but she finally confronted it while writing her book, which is dedicated to Sharon.

"When I was writing the chapter and when I had to do the book audio for it I cried through the chapter... because I couldn't get through it and then I realised it was such a blessing because finally now I am comfortable enough, I've got it out, I can talk about it without crying," she said during a guest appearance on her mother's U.S. chat show The Talk on Tuesday (02May17).

"I can share what I went through with other people without being a hot mess... It's something that was very special that me and my mum shared together. People need to know that they're not the only ones that are going through this. That the family gets affected just as much as the person who is going through it..."

In the book, Kelly also details her past substance abuse issues, which spiked during her mother's health ordeal .

"The only way I could even face my life was by opening that pill bottle, shaking out a few pills - or a handful - into my palm, and throwing them down my throat," she wrote in the memoir.

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