Jack Osbourne, the reality TV star made famous by his outlandish family’s antics on The Osbournes and through his own TV show Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie, has announced he has Multiple Sclerosis.
Osbourne, 26, said he first realized he had MS, a disease that affects the autoimmune system, after he lost around 60 percent of his vision in his right eye earlier in the year.
Jack Osbourne said the results that diagnosed him with MS left him with a flurry of mixed emotions.
“While I was waiting for the final results, I got really, really angry,” Jack Osbourne said during an interview with Hello! magazine. “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.”
The disease is not the same for all patients. While it is usually diagnosed during the young adult years, it can occur at any time. Affecting the nerve fibers of the brain and spinal cord, MS can cause speech difficulties, blindness, loss of coordination and chronic pain.
Jack Osbourne’s diagnosis comes at an especially rough time, as his fiancée Lisa Stelly recently gave birth to daughter Pearl Clementine.
No cure for MS currently exists, but Osbourne says he intends to treat his disease with daily medications and holistic treatments.