New dad Jack Osbourne revealed some shocking news today: He has multiple sclerosis.
The diagnosis came just 3 weeks after he and his fiancee Lisa Stelly welcomed their adorable daughter Pearl in April.
“I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, ‘Why now?’ ” Jack, 26, tells People. “I’ve got a family and that’s what’s supposed to be the most important thing.”
“The timing was so bad,” he adds. “I’d just had a baby, work was going great.”
Jack’s mom Sharon Osbourne also opened up about the diagnosis, saying that she blames herself.
“I kept thinking: ‘What did I do wrong, what did I eat or drink when I was pregnant?,’ the America’s Got Talent judge admits. “I feel like it’s somehow my fault.”
Sister Kelly Osbourne, meanwhile, took to Twitter tonight to commend Jack, who revealed his diagnosis in hopes of raising awareness: “please support my brother
@mrjacko in not only his bravery but honesty! i love you so much jack & I’m so proud of you! ” she wrote.
Though multiple sclerosis is an incurable neurological condition, there are treatments available that may slow the disease’s progress. The BBC reports that Jack will use daily drug treatments, holistic therapies and lifestyle changes.
Our thoughts are with Jack and his family.