Sharon Osbourne has told how her son, Jack's, multiple sclerosis diagnosis ''scared the s**t'' out of her, and left her with no sympathy for her husband, Ozzy, who had relapsed into using drink and drugs.
Sharon Osbourne says her son's multiple sclerosis diagnosis ''scared the s**t'' out of her.
'The X Factor' judge and rock matriarch has opened up about the agony she endured last year when 27-year-old Jack discovered he had the debilitating disease, which affects the nervous system.
Sharon says her suspicions were raised when Jack - who has 17-month-old daughter, Pearl, with wife Lisa Stelly - began complaining he couldn't see out of his eye and was experiencing severe headaches.
In her new autobiography, 'Unbreakable', she recalls: ''I knew straight away it wasn't good. The symptoms sounded suspiciously familiar. In 1992 I'd done some research into multiple sclerosis when I thought Ozzy might have it.
''Jack went to see an eye specialist who said it was neurological. He went to the neurologist who said he needed an MRI scan. I went with him. I was watching the images of Jack's brain and the technician pointed to a couple of white spots. 'Looks like he may have had a stroke,' he said. It scared the s**t out of me.''
The 60-year-old star admits seeing Jack's struggle made her feel less sympathetic to her husband, Ozzy, 64, who had relapsed into drinking and drug abuse.
She candidly writes: ''I loved Ozzy as much as I had always done, but this time his illness seemed somehow pathetic ... This was about Jack, and I had no appetite for anyone else's problems.''