Kelly Osbourne opened up about how she almost died from undiagnosed Lyme disease
Kelly Osbourne has always been open and honest about her personal struggles. And Osbourne just opened up about near-fatal Lyme Disease in her new memoir, There is No F*cking Secret: Letters From a Badass Bitch, recounting how she was given countless prescriptions over the years for misdiagnosed symptoms.
In an excerpt from the book, she wrote:
Osbourne was exhausted and in agony — both mentally and physically. She recalls how she was feeling anxious from taking so many pills, and it seemed like a helpless situation until her family intervened.
“As a last resort, she [Sharon Osbourne] called Philip Battiade at Infusio, an alternative medicine practitioner. I’d first met him when he treated my brother for MS. When I met with Philip, I assured him that I hadn’t used unprescribed drugs in years and that I thought I had Lyme disease. I had started entering my symptoms into online quizzes, and the results kept coming back Lyme disease. For the first time, someone listened to me, and I got tested. The results were positive: I had stage III neurological Lyme disease. I was relieved to finally know what was going on, but I was also scared s–tless.”
Osbourne believes she contracted the disease in a reindeer sanctuary during her father’s 56th birthday. After her diagnosis, Osbourne began receiving stem cell therapy at a treatment center in Germany, and gradually strengthened her immune system so that her body could fight off the disease.
Osbourne experience serves as a solid reminder to always seek help if you’re experiencing any pain. Trust your gut, get a second opinion, and talk to your friends and family about it.
Thanks for getting in deep and sharing this sensitive stuff, Kelly.