One week since Jack Osbourne announced he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, his mother, Sharon Osbourne, says he is now in “fantastic” spirits.
The 59-year-old The Talk co-host told Us Weekly at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Saturday that, “He is very, very strong,” despite the news that first had Jack overcome with frustration and anger. She also expressed her appreciation for the support she had received from her co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler.
Jack, 26, went blind in one eye because of the autoimmune disease, which affects the brain and spinal cord. MS can also cause issues with vision, muscle control, balance and thinking, but affects each person differently. Fortunately, his vision is now “back to about 80 percent” he said on The Talk recently.
“The outpouring for Jack has been amazing. It really picks you up and gets you back into reality when you see how many people care and are concerned. And it makes you feel really strong,” Sharon said.
Having battled breast cancer herself, now Osbourne is adoring every minute of being a grandmother to Jack’s new baby Pearl Clementine, born two weeks before Jack’s diagnosis.
“I love it,” she said. “I want more [grandchildren].”
Meanwhile, her son is taking on his parental role “like a duck to water.”Diagnosis, Granchildren, Jack Osbourne, multiple sclerosis, Parent, Pearl Clementine, Sharon Osbourne, The Talk