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Sat Nov 28 06:03:58 SAST 2015

Sharon Osbourne has double masectomy to reduce breast cancer risk

Bang Showbiz | 05 November, 2012 11:20
Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon pose at the premiere of "Total Recall" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California August 1, 2012.

Celebrity TV host Sharon Osbourne has had both of her breasts removed after discovering she carried a gene which increases the chance of developing breast cancer.

The 60-year-old wife of rocker Ozzy has battled colon cancer in the past.

She said: "I've had cancer before and I didn't want to live under that cloud - I decided to take everything off.

"The odds are not in my favour. For me, it wasn't a big decision, it was a no-brainer."

Osbourne added part of her decision to have the 13-hour double mastectomy surgery was due to the arrival of her first grandchild Pearl from son Jack and his partner Lisa Stelly earlier this year.

She told Hello! magazine: "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.

"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."


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