Jack Osbourne opens up about his diagnosis with MS 10 years ago and admits he doesn’t think there’s enough understanding of the disease worldwide.
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Jack Osbourne has been candid about his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS) and revealed that he doesn’t feel people fully understand the disease.
The reality TV star, 36, was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago, just three weeks after giving birth to her daughter.
And he revealed in an honest interview with TalkTV that he actually lost his job shortly after being diagnosed.
He said: “I lost my job. At one point, right after my initial diagnosis, they were worried that I would no longer be healthy.
“That comes from the fact that a lot of people don’t really understand what MS is. And, as I’d say it’s as unique to the individual who has it, as their own fingerprints.
“I could meet someone my age who was diagnosed on the same day as me and our symptoms could be markedly different.”
He went on to discuss how he feels there is a clear lack of understanding by the public about the disease – including how he didn’t fully pay attention to it when he was first diagnosed.
“The only thing I know about MS is that Richard Pryor died from it,” he admitted.
“And Montel Williams had it. That’s it. I personally don’t know anyone who has it. Or at least I don’t know that anyone I know has it.
“And I don’t know what effect it has.”
Jack said that although figures suggest there are around 130,000 people with MS in the UK, he believes this number may not be accurate and he thinks it could, in fact, be a much higher number.
He added: “You know, it’s estimated that around the world 2.5 million people have it. If that’s true, you’ll rarely meet someone with MS. I might meet someone, you you know, twice a month, if not more.” .
“And here’s what you know, it’s an autoimmune disease that’s been around a lot and won’t go away. And the more research is done, the more people know about it, the better.
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“You know, this is something a lot of people like me have to live with. And it’s not the best thing.”
Elsewhere in the conversation with the channel, Jack said his father Ozzy Osbourne was “fine” after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
“I talked to him right before coming in. He just said hello. I’ll save the colorful language, but he said it sucks.”
News Desk, which premieres on Mondays, airs weekdays at 7pm on TalkTV (Sky 526, Virgin Media 627, Freeview 237 and Freesat 217) and is broadcast live on demand on the TalkTV app and at Talk.TV
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/jack-osbourne-says-theres-lack-26828087 Jack Osbourne says he lacks understanding of MS as he shares his health battle