The son of Ozzy Osbourne, one of the most legendary rock and rollers of all time, announced that he was recently diagnosed with the incurable autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. He is still only 26 years old.
Osbourne revealed that he went in for tests after losing 60 percent of the vision in one of his eyes. Ironically, or perhaps ominously, he had his tests done at the same hospital where only three weeks earlier he had celebrated the birth of his daughter.
“While I was waiting for the final results, I got really, really angry,” Osbourne said.
“Then I got really sad for about two days, and after that 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.”
Though there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, there are some treatment options for the disease. Some sufferers live their lives showing few symptoms, while others are not so lucky. Osbourne says that he plans to fight the disease with a combination of doctor-prescribed drugs, holistic therapy and lifestyle changes.