Wannabe singer Aimee Osbourne was forced to grow up very fast as a child - because of the verbal abuse she suffered from her addict dad Ozzy.

The former Black Sabbath frontman was heavily dependant on drugs and alcohol while Aimee, now 20, was growing up, and the youngster - who refused to appear in the family's reality TV show THE OSBOURNES - had to face some unpleasant scenes.

She recalls, "He was wasted. I said, 'Daddy, why are you doing this to us? Please don't do this.'

"He looked at me and said, 'F*** you. I work hard, I get bread for this family, I have the right to do whatever the f*** I like. Get away from me.'

"I remember knowing that this was not how daddies are meant to speak to their little girls. I just remember him being so hard, and I felt it was my fault for some weird reason. I also remember waking up and looking outside and seeing my dad in his underwear being handcuffed.

"It was very understandable how observant and smart I was at that age. I knew why he was arrested (for trying to strangle wife SHARON after a vodka binge). I knew everything that was going on."

03/12/2003 13:49