Jack Osbourne was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the 26-year-old reality star himself confirmed in a surprising revelation this weekend.
Just two weeks after he and fiance Lisa Stelly welcomed daughter Pearl Clementine, Jack was dealt the shocking news, he revealed to People.
“I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, ‘Why now?’” Jack says.
“I’ve got a family and that’s what’s supposed to be the most important thing.”
‘Then I got really sad for about two days, and after that I realised, being angry and upset is not going to do anything at this point – if anything it’s only going to make it worse.
‘Adapt and overcome’ is my new motto.’
He said his fiancé Lisa – who gave birth to their daughter Pearl two months ago – has been very positive and supportive.
Multiple sclerosis, often abbreviated as MS, is a disease that affects the central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord – and can cause problems with muscle control and strength, vision, balance, feeling, and thinking.
Jack’s parents Sharon and Ozzy said they were still struggling to come to terms with the diagnosis, with Sharon even blaming herself.
She said: ‘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 Osbourne added: ‘If it was me, you’d think: “Ozzy had a reputation and it caught up with him,” but Jack is such a good guy.’
Sister Kelly Osbourne took to her Twitter page this morning to urge fans to support her sibling, writing: ‘Please support my brother @mrjacko in not only his bravery but honesty! i love you so much jack & I’m so proud of you!’
And following the news of his diagnosis being made public, Jack tweeted: ‘Thank you all so much for the kind and inspirational words. It means a lot. #adaptandovercome.’
We wish Jack Osbourne nothing but the best as he takes on this unexpected and formidable obstacle.