Jack Osbourne and fiancee Lisa Stelly at the 19th Annual Race to Erase MS… (Frazer Harrison / Getty…)
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."
Fiancée Lisa Stelly has been "super supportive"; the two attended the 19th Annual Race to Erase MS gala in Century City in May, which every year is a star-studded event.
"The Talk" and "America's Got Talent"personality Sharon Osbourne said she worried at first that it was her fault — that maybe she'd done something wrong while she was pregnant. Hey, moms will be moms, right?
Women are two to three times more likely than men to be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, according to the National MS Society. Other celebs with MS include Teri Garr, Annette Funicello and Montel Williams.
In the meantime, Jack had his priorities straight Sunday, tweeting out, "This is the best fathers days I've ever had! Hahaha
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