‘The Talk’s’ Sharon Osbourne Breaks Down Over Jack Osbourne’s Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis (VIDEO)
Just hours after Jack Osbourne went public with his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, his mother Sharon Osbourne could barely keep herself from breaking down as she hit the stage for her show The Talk.
Opening the show, she was asked by co-host Julie Chen to talk about her 26-year-old son’s prognosis. Fighting back tears, Sharon said, “He’s doing really really good. And I want to thank everyone for their good wishes and love they’re sending to us.”
He is set to hit the talk show on Wednesday to discuss his MS, an unpredictable, autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system.
Wiping away tears, Sharon continued to talk about Jack during Monday’s show.
“I’m just feeling sorry for myself and that is no good, so we have to think positively and get on with this show,” she said.
In an interview with Hello! magazine, the America’s Got Talent judge and The Talk co-host, reveals that she even blamed herself for the diagnosis.
“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,” the 59-year-old tells Hello! “He’s my baby, my youngest… I just want to take it away from him.”
Jack welcomed his first child, daughter Pearl, with fiancee Lisa Stella two months ago.
Ozzy Osbourne’s son told People magazine that he was diagnosed after he lost 60% of his vision in his right eye. MS is an inflammatory disease that affects the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord, said Dr. Fred Lublin, director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS at at Mount Sinai.
“Thank you all so much for the kind and inspirational words,” Osbourne tweeted late Sunday. “It means a lot. Adapt and overcome.”
He is not the first star to battle to disease. Montel Williams, Teri Garr and Michelle Obama’s father, Fraser Robinson III, have publicly shared their struggles with MS.