In recent news, Jack Osbourne, the 26-year-old son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, has been diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis). The unfortunate news came to Jack only 2 weeks after his first daughter, Pearl Clementine was born. Jack and fiancée Lisa Stelly are handling the news pretty well so far.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic progressive disease that attacks the central nervous system. It is characterized by loss of some of the myelin sheath, which is the fatty substance that encase and protects the nerve cells surrounding certain nerve fibres. This type of damage to the central nervous system disrupts nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain and spine, causing symptoms depending on which areas are affected. The result can be loss in speech, visual disorders, tremors, muscular in coordination and partial paralysis. It’s a very unfortunate disease for someone to have but it is very common today. Furthermore, According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS affects each person differently so there’s no telling how minimal or intense the disease will be.
This morning, Jacks Mother and co-host, Sharon Osbourne broke down in tears on “The Talk” while discussing her sons recent multiple sclerosis diagnosis. She announced that her 26-year-old son would make an appearance on the show on this coming Wednesday to talk about the diagnosis himself.