Jack Osbourne's MS Detour on the Patient Activation Network

PAN50: Jack Osbourne’s MS Detour

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Jack Osbourne grew up in the public eye. In 2012, a problem with Jack Osbourne’s eye went public.

The Osbournes Show
Photo from: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ozzy-osbourne-says-the-osbournes-tv-show-was-a-good-idea-that-went-wildly-out-of-control/

After The Osbournes ended, Jack went on to star in a number of television shows. The first was Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie, a reality TV show that followed Jack’s journey to get into peak mental and physical shape in order to conquer the challenge of climbing the 3000 foot rock face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Next, Jack went on to star in Haunted Highway. It was during filming this show that his life would be forever changed.

“This little black dot appeared in the center of my vision”, reflects Jack on the start on what would become his MS detour. He was filming Haunted Highway in Utah when the problem with his vision began. “By the time I got home 48 hours later, I lost 90 percent of the vision in my right eye.” Upon returning home, his eye doctor sent him for an MRI. “About two days later, they were like, ‘This is looking like MS’.”

Jack has not let his diagnosis slow him down. In 2013, just a year after being diagnosed, Jack competed on Dancing with the Stars, finishing third in the competition. In 2016, Jack teamed up with his legendary rocker father, Ozzy Osbourne, and debuted Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour.  The father and son history buff duo travel to historically significant locations and landmarks to explore the quirky or unusual aspects of their background. In 2018, sister, Kelly Osbourne, joined in for the adventures.

Jack dances with the stars despite MS
DANCING WITH THE STARS – “Episode 1706” (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) JACK OSBOURNE, CHERYL BURKE

Today, Jack is raising awareness for MS. He joins the podcast to discuss his diagnosis, how it has affected his career and family, and how he is doing today. He also discusses his patient advocacy work and his MS website: http://youdontknowjackaboutms.com/

Episode Details

  • About Jack Osbourne
  • Life After The Osbournes
  • How Jack was Diagnosed with MS
  • How Jack’s Diagnosis Affected the Family
  • What Dancing with the Stars Meant to Jack After the Diagnosis
  • Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour
  • Jack’s MS Advocacy
  • Closing Thoughts

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