Rock heiress Kelly Osbourne has blamed the media's cruel comments about her weight for her descent into drug abuse.

The CHANGES star understands why her famous peers suffer eating disorders, because like her, they have suffered public scrutiny about their appearances.

She complains, "I was doing drugs before The Osbournes debuted, but suddenly hearing I wasn't thin enough or pretty enough didn't help me 'just say no.'

"I suffered more for being fat than for being a junkie. It's an awful existence being famous. You realise it's not about you. It's about what others want you to be.

"It's why actresses succumb to eating disorders because food and weight is something, anything, they can control."

06/05/2005 02:41