Less than two months ago, the Osbournes were just celebrating the arrival of and fussing over baby girl Pearl. Unfortunately, their celebrations were forced to come to a complete halt. New father 26-year-old Jack Osbourne now has his plate full with a diagnosis of an incurable disease.
Jack reportedly went through a terrifying spell in which he realized that he had lost 60% of the vision in his right eye. Suspicious of his deteriorating health, he then went for a series of tests at the same hospital his daughter had been born in. He was then told that he had multiple sclerosis (MS).
“While I was waiting for the final results, I got really, really angry. Then I got really sad for about two days, and after that I realized, being angry and upset is not going to do anything at this point. If anything, it’s only going to make it worse”, he said.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord aka central nervous system. Usually provoked by damage to the myelin sheath (the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells), it causes nerve signals to slow down or stop altogether.
Read more about MS here.
There is no known cure for MS but Jack will now have to use a combination of daily drug treatments, holistic therapies, and will have to put himself through lifestyle changes.
Although Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon are still reeling from the news, Jack has the support of his fiancée Lisa Stelly (mother to Pearl) and it’s helping him keep a positive outlook. “Adapt an overcome is my new motto”, he added.
You have our support too, Jack! Hang tough and stay strong. We’re rooting for you.