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article imageJack Osbourne is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

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By Melissa Horrocks
Jun 18, 2012 in Health
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Jack Osbourne, a reality TV star and son of Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Jack has just become a father for the first time and has now spoken out about his diagnosis.
It is with sadness that I have to write this article. I would be much happier writing about positive news to do with The Osbourne's. Sharon Osbourne has been my idol for many years, since I first watched her appear in The Osbourne's. Sharon is a woman who has inspired me throughout my life. Jack Osbourne is the son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Jack Osbourne is also my hero. He has been through a lot in his young life. Recently, he has spoken out about his multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
The Guardian reports, Jack Osbourne is only 26 years old and just become a father for the first time. He first discovered there was a problem when he had a frightening spell where he lost 60% of the vision in his right eye.
Jack and his family were having an interview with Hello ! magazine in which Jack spoke about the various emotions he felt as he was waiting for the results. He got really angry whilst he was waiting for the final results. Anyone that knows Jack Osbourne, knows that he does not easily get angry.
Jack Osbourne said, "I got really sad for about two days, and after that I realised, 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 Osbourne is an extreme sports fan and had his own reality television show called, "Extreme Adrenaline Junkie". He is used to facing dangerous situations.
Jack Osbourne has spoken out in order to raise awareness of MS and the support of his fiancee, Lisa Stelly - who gave birth to Pearl - two months ago. Being a father is helping Jack stay positive, which is important for his condition.
Jack Osbourne had tests at the same hospital his daughter Pearl had been born at, just three weeks earlier. Multiple sclerosis affects the brain and the nervous system.
Jack said, "The timing was so bad. I'd just had a baby, work was going great - I kept thinking: 'Why now?"'
Sharon has said that she wonders whether she did anything wrong. She kept wondering if she did something wrong or ate something bad whilst pregnant. Sharon kept blaming herself.
Ozzy said: "If it was me, you'd think: 'Ozzy had a reputation and it caught up with him', but Jack is such a good guy."
I remember when Jack wrestled with a guy who had stolen a woman's bag in London. He got the bag back for the woman. It was such a heroic thing to do. Jack is such a good guy and it just is not fair. If you want to read more about that story here is the link.
Jack will use a combination of daily drug treatments, holistic therapies and lifestyle changes. Jack needs to stay as relaxed as possible and not get stressed.
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