The latest issue of People Magazine features a dramatic cover line, I won’t let my son my die, and an exclusive interview with Jack Osbourne, who was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and his mother, Sharon Osbourne, who’s determined to keep him healthy and alive.
Only weeks ago, 26-year-old Jack, who became a father for the first-time last month, knew something was wrong with him when he started having trouble with his vision.
“I couldn’t see anything in front of me,” he told the magazine. However, he wasn’t expecting the serious diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, an incurable disease which “attacks the brain and spinal cord and can affect vision, movement and cognition,” reports People. Jack lost 80 percent of the vision in his right eye, something that saddened and shocked his family.
“The first thing Ozzy and I asked ourselves was, ‘What did we do wrong?’” said Sharon.
“I was very sad and totally in shock,” added Jack’s father Ozzy Osbourne. “[But] I’ve got to tell you, he’s handled it much better than I would have. He’s a very strong kid.” Related: Jack Osbourne Proudly Shows Off His New Baby Girl Pearl
This is not the first time that an Osbourne family member has struggled with his or health health, as Sharon was able to beat colon cancer in 2002.
Still, she has hope that Jack will be able to manage his illness successfully through medication and a healthy lifestyle:
She said: “Osbournes survive everything. We really do.“
To find out more about Jack Osbourne and his emotional struggle with his health– pick up the current issue of People for all the details!