Jack Osbourne announced yesterday that he'd been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just weeks after welcoming his first child into the world. While he said he'd made peace with the diagnosis, it seems that his mother Sharon is still heartbroken.
Sharon is one of the hosts on The Talk and, as the video below will confirm, yesterday's show was one particularly difficult for her.
She could hardly fight back her tears when she tried to speak of her son and how he'd come to learn of the MS diagnosis.
For a few, visibly painful moments, Sharon tried to speak but couldn't. When she did, she remembered to thank all those who reached out to Jack and their family to send them support and positive energy.
“He's great – he's doing really, really good and I want to thank everyone for all their texts and goodwill and love they send to us,” Sharon said.
“Just thank you to everyone for all their good wishes,” she added, when asked whether there was something more she wished to add.
“It's been amazing… for Jack 'cause I really believe that vibes of prayer help,” she further said.
Speaking of positive energy, Sharon actually willed herself into getting into a brighter mood because being so emotional was clearly of no use to anyone, and least of all for Jack.
“And what I'm doing right now is not helping because I'm just feeling sorry for myself, and that is no good. So we just have to think positively and get on with this show that we love,” Sharon continued.
As we also informed you yesterday, a few weeks after his daughter was born, Jack went to the same hospital for a checkup after losing most of the vision in his right eye.
He admitted hearing the diagnosis he was filled with disbelief first, and rage afterwards. He's now come to accept it and is even getting ready to use his own example as a means to raise awareness on MS.
“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,” he explained.