At the beginning of the week it was announced that Jack Osbourne has recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. MS is an autoimmune diesease that destroys the myelin sheath of the nerves, causing all sorts of neurological problems in sufferers.
MS has severy different types which vary in severity. In his Hello! interview, Jack revealed that he has “relapsing remitting” MS, which is considered the “mildest” form of the disease, relatively, and is characterized by doctors as “very treatable“. On the interview and in some of his tweets after the news came out, Jack sounded like he was keeping positive about the diagnosis. MS is one those diseases where people may look “fine”, but may be very tired, dizzy or having problems with vision or balance.
“I’ve got too many resonsibilities now to dwell on the fact that, in 40 years, I could be in a wheelchair. You have to take it a day at a time.”
“My uncle on her side has MS and, the way mum is, she thinks that somehow it’s her fault. Both my parents were handling it way worse than I was; they were pretty shaken up about the whole thing. They felt upset for me more than anything, and with the timing being so horrible, so soon after [his daughter] Pearl’s birth.”
In a recent TV appearance on The Talk, Sharon couldnt keep it all together and when talking about Jack’s MS. He received the diagnosis about a month ago and it’s obviously still hitting her hard. She thanked everyone for their well wishes for Jack.
“Thank you to everyone for all their good wishes. It’s been amazing… for Jack ’cause I really believe that vibes of prayer help.” “What I’m doing is not helping anyone because I’m just feeling sorry for myself. So we have to think positively.”
I have loads of respect for Sharon as a business woman, but this made me have respect for her as a mother, and for anyone that loves to say the Osbournes are rude so-and-so’s who love to pick fight with people, you cannot deny that they sure are a super closefamily.
Jack also tweeted thanks to the people who have supported him throughout this. He also wrote in his new motto #adaptandovercome
For those of you who know about MS, Jack revealed his treatment plan in Hello!. He said he’s about to start a medication called Copaxone, which is a daily injection – a huge amount of fluid he’ll have to self inject. It helps control inflammation. He also said a big part of treating MS is the lifestyle you live, eating heathily, not drinking or smoking, excerise and minimize stress… He added that “everyone should be doing this.” Good advice Jack.
I’m moved by Jack’s story and his attitude, and I know he will go a long way toward educating people about this disease. I hope his health continues to improve. It’s clear he has a lot of family and support around him.
In lighter news, Jack got the chance to promote his new show on the Syfy network, HAUNTED HIGHWAY, which premieres in the States on 3 July. It’s a paranormal reality TV show, where “Jack Osbourne & Dana Workman and Jael de Pardo & Devin Marble do their own first-person investigations of the most frightening claims of paranormal activity along America’s remote back roads.” It looks like a reality show version of the Blair Witch Project, I love these shows even though they creep me out.