Jack Osbourne Opens Up On Living With MS: ‘I Don’t Know How Long Things Will Be Good For’
It’s been over a year since he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and Jack Osbourne has admitted that he doesn’t know “how long things will be as good as they are” but he is still leading a normal life.
The reality star received the news very soon after the arrival of his first daughter Pearl with wife Lisa Stelly, making for one of the most bittersweet periods of his life. But in a new interview he admits he hasn’t had to make too many adjustments.
”I give myself a daily injection of MS medication,” he explained to Us Weekly. “I’ve also made a lifestyle change, minimising stress, exercising regularly.
“At the core, MS is inflammation, so I try not to eat foods that create it, like dairy and salt. I also cut processed food and sugar. It’s living 101. I still go on hikes and do CrossFit workouts.”
Jack Osbourne at the Grammy Awards (WENN)
He continued: ”Doctors tell me, ‘You’ve got to stop this and that,’ but I’m not going to craft my life according to the disease. I recently did two 12-hour adventure races, and I am planning to do a 24-hour one soon.”
Despite thinking the condition was an “automatic death sentence”, he now says that he is learning to love life more, because he doesn’t know when things will become much more complicated.
“I appreciate things more,” he said. “I don’t know how long things will be as good as they are.”
“It can become a progressive disease, though, and if it gets bad, the decline can be rapid,” Jack continued. “That’s why I don’t want to say my diagnosis was a good thing, but it has definitely put things into perspective.”