Jack Osbourne announces he has MS, family shocked.
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Jack Osbourne shock: Sharon and Ozzy’s son diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just weeks after becoming a dad
The 26-year-old was found to have the autoimmune disease after he lost 60% of the vision in his right eye
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TV star Jack Osbourne has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The 26-year-old was found to have the autoimmune disease after he lost 60% of the vision in his right eye.
But Jack – whose fiancee Lisa Stelly recently gave birth to daughter Pearl – is refusing to let it get him down.
He and his family have revealed his condition in an interview with Hello! magazine in which Jack said he had experienced a range of emotions.
"While I was waiting for the final results, I got really, really angry," he said.
"Then I got really sad for about two days, and after that I realised, being angry and upset is not going to do anything at this point – if anything it’s only going to make it worse.
"’Adapt and overcome’ is my new motto."
He has spoken out to raise awareness of the condition and the support of Lisa is helping him to keep a positive outlook.
Jack went for tests at the same hospital his daughter Pearl had been born just three weeks earlier.
Doctors do not know what causes MS, which affects the brain and the nervous system.
It destroys protein layers between the nerves in the brain and spinal chord, stopping brain impulses being carried to other parts of the body.
The result is muscular weakness, loss of co-ordination, slurred speech and sometimes blindness.
Jack said: "The timing was so bad. I’d just had a baby, work was going great – I kept thinking, ‘Why now?’"
His parents, Black Sabbath star Ozzy and former X Factor judge Sharon. have also been stunned.
They are still struggling to come to terms with their son’s condition, which was confirmed by a neurologist last month.
Sharon said she has been questioning whether she is to blame.
She added: "I keep thinking, ‘what did I do wrong? What did I eat or drink when I was pregnant?’ I feel like it’s somehow my fault."
Ozzy said: "If it was me, you’d think: ‘Ozzy had a reputation and it caught up with him’, but Jack is such a good guy."
Jack – an extreme sports enthusiast – will use a combination of daily drug treatments, holistic therapies and lifestyle changes.
His fiancée said: "Jack will have to change his life for the better – get healthier, not get stressed."
Article courtesy of MIRROR a UK based News site.