News | Entertainment
2 Oct 2014 9:15
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Ski Report
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Jack Osbourne has had symptoms of multiple sclerosis for "three or four years"

    The 26-year-old star was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease - which affects the central nervous system - five weeks ago after suffering vision loss in his right eye but has now realised he was showing signs of the condition for some time prior to his doctor's assessment.


    He said: "I guess I've been having symptoms for the last three or four years, but I didn't realise it.

    "I had problems with my bladder, problems with my stomach and then, about two years ago, my legs went numb for two months and I just thought I had pinched a nerve."

    Despite suffering from vision loss, Jack - who was diagnosed just two weeks after his fiancee Lisa Stelly gave birth to their daughter Pearl - says he has now regained "about 80 per cent" of his sight back, though he doesn't know whether it will completely return.

    He said: "They don't know if it will ever improve beyond that, but everyone's different.

    "[My vision] will return to some capacity but like I said, everyone is different, some people are left with a blind spot, some people return a 100 per cent, some people never even get anything back, so it's hit or miss."

    The 'Adrenalin Junkie' host insists he is currently feeling good but knows the nature of his condition means that could change at any time.

    Speaking on 'The Talk' - on which his mother Sharon Osbourne is one of the presenters - he said: "Honestly, I'm fine. [But] one minute you can be fine and the next, I went blind in my right eye. It's a completely unpredictable disease."

    And Jack admits becoming a father has meant he doesn't have time to dwell on his illness.

    He said: "It's been good because I haven't had time to be like, 'Oh, I have MS,' because I have to change diapers and stop the baby from crying."

    © 2014 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     02 Oct: Michael Jackson's iconic 'Thriller' video will be released in 3D next year.
     02 Oct: Cate Blanchett made a passionate speech as she accepted an honorary doctorate last week.
     02 Oct: Kimberley Walsh was at "breaking point" while giving birth to her son.
     02 Oct: Chris Brown's mother is desperate for him to get away from gangs.
     02 Oct: Nicole Scherzinger is to make her West End debut in 'Cats'.
     02 Oct: FKA twigs has been left "shocked" and "disgusted" after she was targeted with racist abuse since she started dating Robert Pattinson.
     01 Oct: Taylor Swift is to visit London's The Shard next week for a charity challenge.
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Du Plessis to start for Springboks More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    SLI co-founder resigns as shares slump More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Michael Jackson's iconic 'Thriller' video will be released in 3D next year. 8:51

    Entertainment:
    Cate Blanchett made a passionate speech as she accepted an honorary doctorate last week. 8:21

    Rugby League:
    Koroisau an able deputy for Luke: Keary 8:16

    Netball:
    Alexander demands more from Diamonds 8:06

    Business:
    SLI co-founder resigns as shares slump 7:56

    Entertainment:
    Kimberley Walsh was at "breaking point" while giving birth to her son. 7:51

    Soccer:
    Wanderers into ACL title decider 7:46

    Accident and Emergency:
    Dive team to help search for boy 7:36

    Business:
    Dairy product prices plunge at auction 7:26

    Entertainment:
    Chris Brown's mother is desperate for him to get away from gangs. 7:21


     News Search






    Power Search


    Click for info on advertising with WebAds
    © 2014 New Zealand City Ltd