TV personality Sharon Osbourne very famously survived a bout with colon cancer back in 2002 and decided that she would never put her health in harm’s way ever again. After she was told that she carries a gene that might develop breast cancer in her body, Sharon made the brave yet painful decision to undergo a double mastectomy. For a few weeks now, Sharon has been M.I.A. on her daytime talk show The Talk but it was never revealed why she was away (at least, not truthfully). Now that Sharon has successfully undergone her surgery, she is sharing the news with the world.
Chat show host Sharon Osbourne has revealed she has undergone a double mastectomy. The former X Factor judge decided to have surgery after learning she carries a gene which increases the risk of developing breast cancer. “I’ve had cancer before and I didn’t want to live under that cloud: I decided to just take everything off,” she told Hello! magazine. Osbourne, 60, was previously diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002 … One of the current hosts of US daytime show The Talk, she told Hello! magazine that she underwent 13 hours of surgery, and said: “The odds are not in my favour.” “For me, it wasn’t a big decision, it was a no-brainer. I didn’t want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me. I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl. I didn’t even think of my breasts in a nostalgic way, I just wanted to be able to live my life without that fear all the time.”
Wow, I honestly never know what to say when I hear news like this. I cannot for the life of me understand what it must feel like for anyone to make the decision to undergo surgery to remove body parts … under any circumstances. To say that Sharon is brave would be an extreme understatement. It really sounds like she has the right attitude and, really, when we hear about other women who make this decision they, too, sound like they are in the right mindset to undergo the procedure. I think it’s very clear to everyone that Sharon Osbourne is a very strong person. I wish her all the best in the world for a very long and very healthy life as wife, mother and grandmother for many, many, MANY years to come.