Sharon Osbourne had a feeling that she may develop breast cancer, so she decided to undergo a preventive double Mastectomy. In a recent interview with Britain’s Hello! magazine, Sharon reveals, “As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought: ‘The odds are not in my favour’. I’ve had cancer before and I didn’t want to live under that cloud: I decided to just take everything off, and had a double mastectomy.”
In the early 2000’s, Sharon had a battle with colon cancer and decided to have the mastectomy because she was diagnosed with something called genetic mutation which raises her chances of forming the disease. Sharon explains further, “For me, it wasn’t a big decision, it was a no-brainer. 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.”
Sharon didn’t even hesitate to have the surgery as it meant staying healthy and being happy with her family, “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. It’s not ‘pity me’, it’s a decision I made that’s got rid of this weight that I was carrying around.”
Wow, what an amazing inspiring woman that is strong and fights through the bad times.