Tuesday, May 21, 2013
For Jack Osbourne, the excitement of becoming a new dad has been overshadowed by a shocking diagnosis. According to People magazine, the 26-year-old celebrity son of Ozzy Osbourne announced that he is suffering from multiple sclerosis. While most new famous fathers would be sitting down with the media to discuss the birth of their babies, Osbourne is bravely revealing the details of being diagnosed with MS. Osbourne's first child with fiancee Lisa Stelly was born on April 24, 2012. In a cruel twist of fate, he was diagnosed with the debilitating disease just two weeks later. The reality show star turned director and producer tells People magazine that he was stunned upon learning the news. He says, "I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, 'Why now?' I've got a family and that's what's supposed to be the most important thing." MS is an inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system. It can contribute to issues with muscle control, thinking, vision and balance. Cases range from mild to severe and vary from person to person. Sister Kelly supported Jack's decision to go public with his struggle. She Tweeted, "Please support my brother @mrjacko in not only his bravery but honesty! i love you so much jack & I'm so proud of you!" Meanwhile, mom Sharon tells Hello magazine that she feels a sense of blame over Jack's diagnosis. She says, "What did I do wrong? What did I eat or drink when I was pregnant?' I feel like it's somehow my fault."