Jack Osbourne, the son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, and new dad to newborn Pearl, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The shocking diagnosis came just days after he'd become a dad, he reveals in a new interview.
Osbourne has come a very long way from his troubled youth, being now sober, happy and finally at peace with himself and the world.
In other words, he's in the best place in his life, which is why he was so shocked to learn of the MS diagnosis, he admits in a new interview cited by AceShowbiz.
He'd lost most vision in his right eye, so he went to the doctor to see what was happening to him. He was shocked to learn that he had the incurable autoimmune disease, which attacks the brain and central nervous system.
His initial response to the diagnosis was shock and disbelief.
“The timing was so bad. I'd just had a baby, work was going great... I kept thinking: 'Why now?',” Osbourne reveals.
“While I was waiting for the final results, I got really, really angry,” he recalls.
In almost no time, though, he realized that this kind of negative emotions can't help him in any way now, so it would be better if he made the most of a bad situation.
“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... 'adapt and overcome' is my new motto,” Jack reveals.
While Jack is determined to fight this the best way he knows how and, even more, to use his own experience as a means to raise awareness on MS, his mother and father are still struggling to come to terms with it.
They believe they may be partly responsible for it.
“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,” Sharon says in the same interview.
“If it was me, you'd think: 'Ozzy had a reputation and it caught up with him', but Jack is such a good guy,” Ozzy chimes in.