“I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, ‘Why now?’ ” Jack, 26, tells People. “I’ve got a family and that’s what’s supposed to be the most important thing.”
Doctors diagnosed Jack with the disease after he lost 60% of his vision in his right eye, he revealed in an interview with Britain’s Hello! magazine.
“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,” Osbourne told Hello! “Adapt and overcome’ is my new motto.”
Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. It can cause problems with muscle control and strength, vision, balance, feeling, and thinking. The disease differs in each case; some people go through life with minor symptoms, while others can become seriously disabled.
An estimated 300,000 people in the United States alone are affected by MS. Currently, there is no known cure for MS.
His mom, Sharon Osbourne, said she blamed herself for his condition.
“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,” she told Hello!.
For more on Jack’s diagnosis and how he’s coping, pick up the latest issue of People, which contains a candid interview with the star.
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