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Jack Osbourne has a serious health issue to share: he's been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
According to People, Osbourne, 26, discovered the shocking news in May, just two weeks after he and his fiancee Lisa Stelly welcomed their baby daughter Pearl Clementine. Osbourne and his mother Sharon Osbourne told People how their family handled the unexpected diagnosis.
"I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, 'Why now?'" Jack says. "I've got a family and that's what's supposed to be the most important thing."
Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disease that can cause ongoing problems with muscle control and strength, vision, balance, feeling and thinking. Some MS patients struggle with their mobility as the disease progresses.
The Osbournes, particularly Sharon, have been silent about Jack's condition and have instead focused on transitioning to life with a new baby. But now they're opening up to both People and the U.K.'s Hello magazine about the ordeal.
Sharon told Hello she wonders if she's somehow to blame for the diagnosis. "I keep thinking, 'What did I do wrong? What did I eat or drink when I was pregnant?' I feel like it's somehow my fault."
"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," Jack said. "'Adapt and overcome' is my new motto."