Sharon Osbourne broke down on on her show “The Talk” on Monday as she discussed son Jack‘s battle with multiple sclerosis. She also announced that her 26-year-old son — whose father is BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne — would make an appearance on the program on Wednesday to talk about his condition. Jack will also be a guest on “Piers Morgan Tonight” at 9 p.m. Thursday on CNN.
“Sharon, you have always been an open book with your life, with your family’s life, and right now there’s something going on with Jack,” said co-host Julie Chen as she opened the show.
“Jack will be here on Wednesday to talk about his diagnosis, but he’s great,” Sharon said. “He’s doing really, really good, and I want to thank everyone for all their texts and goodwill and love they’ve sent to us.
“Thank you to everyone for all their good wishes, it’s been amazing for Jack,” she continued.
“I really believe that vibes and prayer help, good energy … What I’m doing right now is not helping because I’m just feeling sorry for myself, and that is no good. So we have to think positively and get on with this show that we love!”
Jack Osbourne revealed in an interview with Hello! magazine that he was diagnosed with the incurable neurological disease — which attacks the brain and spinal cord — two weeks after he and fiancée Lisa Stelly welcomed their daughter, Pearl Clementine.
“I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, ‘Why now?’” he told Hello! “I’ve got a family and that’s what’s supposed to be the most important thing.”
“The timing was so bad,” he said. “I’d just had a baby, work was going great … I kept thinking: ‘Why now?’
“While I was waiting for the final results, I got really, really angry. Then 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,’” he told Hello! “‘Adapt and overcome’ is my new motto.”
“I keep thinking, ‘What did I do wrong? What did I eat or drink when I was pregnant?’” Sharon told Hello! “I feel like it’s somehow my fault.”
Ozzy said: “If it was me, you’d think: ‘Ozzy had a reputation and it caught up with him’, but Jack is such a good guy.”