Jack Osbourne, the only son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system. Seemingly out of the blue, Osbourne revealed his illness in an interview with People magazine … just two weeks after his fiancée, Lisa Stelly, welcomed into the world their first born child … a daughter they named Pearl Clementine. The new issue of People will feature Jack’s entire interview but today we get to read small excerpts from his shocking revelation.
Jack Osbourne has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he tells PEOPLE exclusively. Just two weeks after he and fiancée Lisa Stelly welcomed daughter Pearl Clementine, Osbourne, 26, was dealt the shocking news. In an exclusive, sit-down interview and photo shoot with PEOPLE magazine, Jack and his mother Sharon open up about their emotional ordeal. “I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, ‘Why now?’ ” Jack tells PEOPLE. “I’ve got a family and that’s what’s supposed to be the most important thing.” Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord – and can cause problems with muscle control and strength, vision, balance, feeling, and thinking. MS differs in each case, with some people going through life with only minor problems and others becoming seriously disabled. Most people fall somewhere between those two extremes.
Wow. This is very surprising, very sad news. I can understand Jack’s frustration and his Why Now? questioning, especially at this stage of his life. He is happily engaged to the woman he loves, he is a brand new father and then now he has to deal with this affliction. I must confess, I am not very familiar with the effects of MS nor do I fully understand how it manifests or what treatment options entail. I’m convinced that Jack’s family will do everything possible to ensure that he is in the best health possible. As sad as his story is, I think it’s amazing that Jack is so open with his story. I don’t know much about this disease but perhaps now I and many other people will learn more. I wish Jack all the best and truly hope he is able to beat this illness. If anyone can overcome a disease like this, it would be someone like Jack Osbourne.