(LOS ANGELES) — Sharon Osbourne welcomed her son Jack onto her CBS daytime program The Talk on Wednesday for his first TV interview since he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Jack said he is feeling fine, but added, “That’s the toughest thing with this disease that I’m learning, is that one minute you can be fine and the next, I mean, I went blind in my right eye.” He said he has regained about 80 percent of his vision in his right eye.
Jack told the co-hosts that he’d been experiencing MS symptoms for years, including suffering problems with his bladder, stomach and legs, but he didn’t receive his diagnosis until about five weeks ago.
The 26-year-old noted that his battle with MS has affected his career to some extent. He said he lost work with a company that fired him following his diagnosis because it didn’t think he’d be capable of performing his job properly.
He said, “Out of everything, that’s what ticked me off the most, because it’s like, don’t tell me what I can and cannot do.”
Jack said his newborn daughter, his first child with fiancée Lisa Stelly, has helped him keep his mind off of his illness.
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