Comes On Heels
Of Daughter's Birth

Weeks after raving to the world about the joys of being a daddy, Jack Osbourne is coming forward again with much less welcome news: He has multiple sclerosis.

Reality TV star Jack Osbourne has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just 14 days after the birth of daughter, Pearl Clementine, with fiancée Lisa Stelly.

"He knew something was wrong for a while," a source told Us Weekly. "Everyone is sad, but he is being strong about it."

On Monday morning, Osbourne's top tweet was one of hope.

"Thank you all so much for the kind and inspirational words," he wrote. "It means a lot. #adaptandovercome."

Osbourne's mother, Sharon, was by his side when he shared the news with People.

The 26-year-old has been a bit of a turnaround king of sorts in recent years, shedding a significant amount of weight and beating a drug addiction.

Sharon even attributes her son's 2003 sobriety to helping her famous rocker husband get off the bad s**t.

"I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, 'Why now?' " Jack said. "I've got a family and that's what's supposed to be the most important thing."

The Mayo Clinic reports that, with MS, the body's immune system attacks itself -- eating away at the sheath that covers the nerves, and disrupting communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

Symptoms and progression of the diseases varies dramatically, it reports, but in some severe cases people with MS may lose their ability to walk or speak.

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Comments on "Jack Osbourne goes public with MS diagnosis"

Lenni June 19, 2012 | 10:45 AM

I hope he manages to fight that disease for as long as possible. I know it's not really curable, but people can live long happy lives with MS, I hope Jack is one of those people. It's such a shame that he was diagnosed right after his daughter was born, that's so bittersweet.

Emma June 18, 2012 | 8:42 PM

This is such awful news on the heels of such an exciting time in his life. MS is a scary disease because you don't know how fast yours will progress and what will actually happen. He has done so much to get his life on track that it doesn't really seem fair, but it will be interesting to see how he can use this for good.

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