Sharon partly blames herself for Jack’s “pills, marijuana and beer” problems.

Sharon partly blames herself for Jack’s “pills, marijuana and beer” problems.
The Osbournes‘ Jack Osbourne’s time in rehab has been interrupted by trespassing members of the press, his mother said. Sharon Osbourne says “Jack was doing really, really good but now his spirit has been a bit down because they found people on the property that had jumped over the fence and the police had to come,” according to The site reports he has “problems with pills, marijuana and beer.” Sharon also partially blames herself for Jack’s problems: “I’m not taking all the blame but I must have had something to do with it, he’s my son. So something I was doing wasn’t 100 per cent. It’s a learning curve for him and for me.”

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.