It’s only been four days since the Osbourne family revealed the sad and shocking news that Jack Osbourne had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Now the 26-year-old has spoken about his condition on his mother Sharon’s U.S TV show ‘The Talk.’
Osbourne was diagnosed just three weeks after the birth of his first child – daughter, Pearl – in April, after receiving the results of tests taken earlier this year to determine why he’d lost 60% vision in his right eye.
Osbourne told the studio audience on ‘The Talk’,
“The toughest thing about this disease, that I’m learning, is that one minute you can be fine, and then the next, I mean, I went blind in my right eye.”
While Osbourne has regained 80% of his vision in that eye, the progress of MS is a notoriously unpredictable one.
Earlier this week, the young star told Hello! magazine, “I’d just had a baby, work was going great… I kept thinking: ‘Why now?’”
But on ‘The Talk’ Osbourne was far more upbeat, even making a joke about his condition.
“You guys are acting like I’ve [got] MS or something,” he said.
An extreme sports enthusiast, Osbourne has said he will be using a combination of conventional, dietary and holistic treatments to try and mitigate the effects of the condition.
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects around 250,000 to 350,000 people in the U.S alone. It’s a degenerative, neurological condition that damages nerves and interferes with the transfer of informational messages around the body.
While there is currently no known cure, ongoing medical research hopes to change that.