TELLY’S Jack Osbourne has been diagnosed with incurable multiple sclerosis at the age of just 26.
The shock news left the Adrenaline Junkie star “really angry, then really sad” — and has shaken his celebrity parents Ozzy and Sharon.
But battler Jack insisted in Los Angeles: “Adapt and overcome is my new motto.”
Jack told of his anguish at being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just THREE WEEKS after becoming a dad.
The TV presenter said: “The timing was so bad. I’d just had a baby, work was going great — I kept thinking, ‘Why now?’ ”
Jack discovered he had the incurable auto-immune disease after suddenly losing half the vision in his right eye.
The diagnosis was made last month at the Los Angeles hospital where Jack had seen daughter Pearl Clementine born. He said: “I got really, really angry, then really sad.
“After that I realised being angry and upset is only going to make it worse.
MS, which reduces life expectancy by up to ten years, affects nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain.
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Symptoms include tremors, dizziness, speech and memory problems.
Jack shot to fame in reality show The Osbournes — and the diagnosis has deeply shaken his parents.
Ozzy, 63 said: “If it was me, you’d think, ‘It caught up with him,’ but Jack is such a good guy.” Sharon, 59, said: “I feel it’s somehow my fault. I keep thinking, ‘What did I eat or drink when I was pregnant?’ ”
ITV2 Adrenaline Junkie star Jack — who is planning his wedding to fiancée Lisa Stelly, 26 — now aims to raise awareness of MS, which hits one in 1,000 Brits including the mothers of JLS star Oritsé Williams and Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills.