Sharon Osbourne has taken charge of her health and undergone a double mastectomy after it was revealed she carried the gene that predisposed her to breast cancer. The surgery occurred last summer after she went in to deal with a breast implant that started to leak.
In a new interview with U.K's Hello! magazine, The Talk co-host told them, "As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought: 'The odds are not in my favor.'''
Osbourne is already a cancer survivor, having battled colon cancer about a decade ago, so her health has been a top priority ever since. As a result, she decided "to just take everything off."
Another reason she made the swift decision to undergo the 13-hour surgery was her new granddaughter, Pearl, who arrived in April.
The former America's Got Talent judge said, "I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl. I didn't even think of my breasts in a nostalgic way. I just wanted to be able to live my life without that fear all the time."
The entire family has had a tumultuous year with Osbourne's surgery and her son, Jack's, Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. However, with Pearl's birth and Jack's recent marriage to his baby's mother, Lisa Stelly, the good news seems to be outweighing the bad.
Osbourne appears to be taking it all in stride as she revealed, "It's not 'pity me.' It's a decision I made that's got rid of this weight that I was carrying around."
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