LONDON (AFP) - Sharon Osbourne has had a double mastectomy after finding out she carries a gene which increases the risk of getting breast cancer, the British television personality said in an interview published on Monday.
Osbourne — who recently became a grandmother when her son Jack had a daughter, Pearl — underwent 13 hours of surgery to remove both breasts. “For me, it wasn’t a big decision, it was a no-brainer,” she said. “I didn’t want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me. I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl.” The op comes just five months after Jack Osbourne, 26, revealed that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Sharon Osbourne was Ozzy Osbourne’s manager in the late 1970s after he left the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and they later married.