Jack Osbourne, son of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne and a new father as of April, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. And he has a new angle on life as well.
"'Adapt and overcome' is my new motto," the reality TV personality told Hello magazine in an interview published Monday.
"Thank you all so much for the kind and inspirational words," Osbourne tweeted late Sunday night. "It means a lot.."
Suffering vision problems in one eye, Osbourne went for tests just three weeks after daughter Pearl was born, he told the British mag. Optic neuritis is frequently a first symptom of MS, an incurable autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord and results in an array of symptoms that can range from mild numbness to severe disability.
Anger and sadness were his first reactions to the diagnosis, he said, but after a few days, "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."