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Jack Osbourne Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

Jack Osbourne Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

Jack Osbourne has revealed he has multiple sclerosis.

“I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, ‘Why now?’” the 26-year-old son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne tells People.

“I’ve got a family,” he added, “and that’s what’s supposed to be the most important thing.”

Jack got the shocking news just two weeks after his fiancee, Lisa Stelly, gave birth to their daughter Pearl Clementine.

MS is a disease that affects the central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord. It can cause problems with muscle control and strength, vision, balance, feeling, and thinking.

It’s different for each person. Some may go through life with only minor problems, while others can become seriously disabled. Most people are somewhere in between.

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  • Rocky

    OMG!! This is so sad. I pray that he stays strong for himself and his little family. GOD BLESS HIM.

  • Laura

    Poor Jack, I was so shocked when I heard about this on the radio news earlier. I hope he isn’t affected too much by this horrible disease so he can enjoy life with his fiancee and new daughter :(

  • Asha

    That is really sad. I use to intern at a nursing home and witnessed how MS can become a really debilitating disease. The disease does effect each person differently but still really sad at 26 to be diagnosed.

  • ColinG

    people get that everyday, and not one of them are advertised to have it, attention seeking who re

  • ohdear

    Courage, strength and prayers to you, Jack.

  • fb

    Glorious Obamacare will take care of you and let’s make a reality show about it .

  • Lia ESP

    My aunt has Multiple Sclerosis, she has been diagnosed three years ago, today there are a lot treatmens for this illness and you can have a normal life. Years ago this illness maybe was an almost death sentence but not today. We shouldn’t confuse multiple eclerosis with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS is the WORST.

    Multiple Sclerosis right now means live.

  • Cassidy

    That’s terrible news take care of yourself Jack.

  • Rocky

    @Lia ESP:

    That’s so much for the explanation Lia. From what I’ve heard ALS is fast with no hope.

  • Carbon Copy

    Sad but life goes on. He just needs to do the best he can as a father and not let his illness get the best of him.

  • KC

    Sending him prayers and good thoughts. His family will take very good care of him.

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  • bingbong

    @Lia ESP:
    You don’t know what you’re saying Lia. And you cannot compare two serious illnesses with each other as if one of them is less bad.
    MS can develop in any way, and quicker than expected. It cannot be predicted. Becoming blind or disabled and suffer a major loss of capacities is bad in any way.

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  • tsquared


    I don’t think she was comparing the two diseases. ALS is a lot worse. Typically you live less than two years and the symptoms hit one after another until you are a vegetable. At least with MS you live longer and generally (the word is generally) your quality of life is longer. With ALS you tend to remain cognizant of what is happening to you up until the end. I’ve had friends with MS that have been alive now for 20 years. And I’ve had a bro-in-law and an acquaintance with ALS. Neither made it to two years. Their decline was rapid once it started. Both diseases are totally awful, but at least most MS patients have a longer quality of life than a person with ALS.

  • Mkhay

    Just when he started getting his life together.
    I feel awful for him. But i hope he takes the best out of his situation not only for himself but for his family.

  • Freckles

    Fast on set MS is just as bad as ALS. If anyone has actually cared for the disabled they would know this. I am truly sadden and shocked for Jack and his family. As someone who has cared for many people with this condition I would say Fight! Fight! Fight! I know he and his family have the guts to deal with this. Love and prayers to him.

  • Freckles


    No MS patients decline, plateau, decline, plateau decline again. It can be longer and slower.

    \Please people stop comparing its a nasty tragic disease for anyone, for a 26 yr old it’s something that makes me cry.

  • starsh

    MS is a terrible disease. And the idiot who brought up Obamacare! How stupid. Bring politics into a sad story. MS can be fast too. I lived with someone who died within ten years of the disease. She used to say that if she knew what it would be like she would have killed herself but when she did realise, it was too late and she couldn’t walk or sit upright, or operate her hands.

  • Jessy

    My prayers and thoughts are with Jack..He will be ok..Have faith .

  • Bill

    my girlfriend was diagnosed with MS a few months ago. it has been very difficult for both of us. she has no health insurance and very rarely is able to work. i wish there was financial help for someone in her condition.