As reported yesterday by BBC News, THE OSBOURNES have revealed that son Jack has multiple sclerosis (MS).
According to Independent.ie, BLACK SABBATH star Ozzy and former X Factor judge Sharon have been stunned and are still struggling to come to terms with their son’s condition, which was confirmed by a neurologist last month.
Sharon said she has been questioning whether she is to blame. She added: “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 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.”
MS can have a wide range of symptoms, including tiredness, temporary blindness, loss of co-ordination and speech difficulties.
It is unpredictable and affects everyone differently. One in five sufferers has a benign form with mild attacks and no permanent disability, while another 15% have a progressive disease that steadily worsens.
Jack Osbourne was diagnosed with the condition three weeks after the birth of daughter Pearl, now two months old.
“The timing was so bad,” he said. “I’d just had a baby, work was going great – I kept thinking: ‘Why now?’”