Reality television star Jack Osbourne, son of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and America’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, celebrity magazine People reported on Sunday.
Jack, 26, who welcomed baby Pearl Clementine with his fiancée, Lisa Stelly, in April, was given the news of his diagnosis just two weeks after his daughter’s birth.
“I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, ‘Why now?’” Jack told People. “I’ve got a family and that’s what’s supposed to be the most important thing.”
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system - the brain and spinal cord - and can affect muscle control, strength, vision, balance, thinking and feeling.
The day after Jack revealed he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, sister Kelly Osbourne showed her respect and admiration for him on Twitter as she asked others to do the same.
“Please support my brother @mrjacko in not only his bravery but honesty!” his sister Tweeted. “i love you so much jack & I’m so proud of you!”
Jack had nothing but gratitude for all of those who expressed their support: “Thank you all so much for the kind and inspirational words,” he Tweeted. “It means a lot. #adaptandovercome.”