Jack Osbourne on Multiple Sclerosis: It’s Not a Death Sentence (VIDEO)

/ June 20, 2012

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Jack Osbourne opened up about his recent multiple sclerosis diagnosis during a visit to CBS’ The Talk on Wednesday — and declared that the disease is “not a death sentence.”

Sitting alongside his mother, host Sharon Osbourne, and his fiancee Lisa Stelly, the 26-year-old filmmaker said unpredictability is the hardest aspect of the the autoimmune disorder, which affects the brain and spinal cord.

“The toughest thing I’m learning with this disease is that one minute you can be fine and the next, I went blind in my right eye. It is a completely unpredictable disease,” said Osbourne, who nonetheless said he’s “doing fine.”

Watch the video above to see the candid interview — and learn how his fiancee and mother are coping with the diagnosis.

Osbourne was first diagnosed with MS  after losing most of his vision in one eye.  An MRI revealed the dire news, but his superstar mother says she’s confident her son will overcome his new obstacles.

Stelly, meanwhile, also remained positive about Osbourne’s diagnosis.

“I’m doing really well. I think Jack and I are doing better than everyone else,” she told The Talk hosts. Stelly and Osbourne welcome a daughter, Pearl, in April.

“We’re trying to stay positive,” she continued. “We don’t have time to be sad because we have diapers to change and a little girl to smile at. We’re having a lot of fun, and he’s going to be okay.”

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