Nowadays it’s difficult to recognize Jack Osbourne. The son of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne and the equally famous Sharon Osbourne, the 27-year-old has undergone a physical transformation in recent years, losing more than 40 pounds in an effort to get healthy. Unfortunately, it hasn’t all been sunshine and roses for Jack.

In June 2012, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The news came as a complete shock to his family; Jack had simply visited the doctor to see about some vision problems. That life-changing diagnosis was then followed by yet more devastating news earlier this month when Jack’s wife Lisa suffered a miscarriage of the couple’s second child.

Despite the recent downs, however, Jack has a positive outlook, much in thanks to his addition to the Season 17 cast of Dancing With The Stars.

“My schedule is so busy, it helps,” Jack recently told Life & Style. “Every day I know exactly: I’m up, I’m at the studio. I like getting it done early. It’s been good.”

Good for Jack mentally but are the notorious physical demands of DWTS best for him physically?

“Doctors always have concerns,” explains Jack, whose Week 1 foxtrot with dance partner Cheryl Burke had mom Sharon tearing up in the audience. “At the end of the day, I'm my own test. They can't tell me how I'm going to feel and there's no rhyme or reason to the way MS kind of unfolds itself. They just tell me to roll with it.”

Rocking and rolling — now there’s something the Osbourne family has no problem doing.

Sources: Men’s Fitness, Life & Style


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