Jack Osbourne 26, Son of Black Sabbath Front man, Ozzy Osbourne has been diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis.
The 26-year-old sports enthusiast Jack Osbourne was diagnosed with the disease, just three weeks after his fiance Lisa Stelly, gave birth to their first child, daughter Pearl. Jack was referred to a neurologist after starting to lose his vision in his right eye. In an interview with Hello Magazine Jack says
”first of all i was really angry….Then i was really sad” continuing, Jack said “Adapt and overcome is my new motto”
Multiple sclerosis is an auto immune disease which affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other effectively, it is an inflammatory disease in which, fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms. Although a lot is known about the mechanics of the disease, No one knows the cause of it and there is no known cure. However, long term medication to prolong the effects of the disease, are widely available.
Jacks mother Tv personality, and music manager Sharon Osbourne , broke down in tears on her regular hosting spot on american talk show The Talk. Talking about Jack and his shocking diagnosis, and Clearly upset, Sharon said
“He’s doing great really, really good, and I want to thank everyone for their texts, goodwill, and love they send us”
BLACK SABBATH HAVE ANNOUNCED THERE WILL BE A NEW ALBUM AND 2012 TOUR.
Using the original 4 man line up including super star Ozzy Osbourne, the band have come together to make their first new album in 33 years, followed by a Tour in 2012.
The announcement was made on Friday, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bass player Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward told a news conference at legendary Sunset Strip club Whisky a Go Go they would perform at the Download Festival in June 2012, and then embark on a world tour.
“It’s now or never, we are getting on great” Iommi told reporters.
“It’s just time,” Osbourne added, noting that the four had tried in the past to work together again. “This time, for some magical reason, we have written about seven or eight songs.”
Ozzy’s daughter, Kelly Osbourne took to Twitter to announce the news to her followers, Which led to #blacksabbath trending worldwide on the social network. The band is also using the internet as a tool for the first time, having launched their first official website www.blacksabbath.com . They will soon be joining other music stars on Twitter and Facebook.
Black Sabbath was inducted to the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide.