Jack Osbourne is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis


'”Adapt and overcome” is my new motto': Jack Osbourne is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

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00:31 GMT, 18 June 2012

Reality TV star Jack Osbourne has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

The 26-year-old discovered he had the disease after losing 60 percent of vision in his right eye.

And speaking to Hello! magazine, he told of his shock at the diagnosis but said he is refusing to let it get him down.

Staying positive: Jack Osbourne and his mother Sharon spoke to Hello! about his recent multiple sclerosis diagnosis

Staying positive: Jack Osbourne and his mother Sharon spoke to Hello! about his recent multiple sclerosis diagnosis

Jack, who recently became a father for the first time said at first he went through all different emotions when he was waiting for the diagnosis.

He said: 'While I was waiting for the final results, I got really, really angry.

'The timing was so bad. I'd just had a baby, work was going great – I kept thinking, “Why now”

'Then 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.

Staying strong: Jack and his fiance Lisa Stelly have just become parents for the first time

Staying strong: Jack and his fiance Lisa Stelly have just become parents for the first time

'Adapt and overcome' is my new motto.'

He said his fianc Lisa – who gave birth to their daughter Pearl two months ago – has been very positive and supportive.

And she told the magazine: 'Jack will have to change his life for the better – get healthier, not get stressed.'

Multiple sclerosis affects the brain and the nervous system and destroys layers between the nerves in the brain and spinal cord which stops impulses being carried around the body.

Proud: Jack recently tweeted a picture of his daughter Pearl and said to Hello! that he was angry at the timing of his diagnosis

Proud: Jack recently tweeted a picture of his daughter Pearl and said to Hello! that he was angry at the timing of his diagnosis

It can result in blindness, slurred speech, muscle weakness and a loss of co-ordination.

And Jack's parents Sharon and Ozzy said they were still struggling to come to terms with the diagnosis, with Sharon even blaming herself.

She said: '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.

Ozzy added: 'If it was me, you'd think: “Ozzy had a reputation and it caught up with him'”, but Jack is such a good guy.'

Concerned: Jack's parents Sharon and Ozzy questioned whether they were to blame

Concerned: Jack's parents Sharon and Ozzy questioned whether they were to blame