Sharon Osbourne opens up on double mastectomy
November 5th, 2012
04:49 PM ET

Sharon Osbourne opens up on double mastectomy

Once Sharon Osbourne learned she carries a gene that makes her predisposed to breast cancer, her next move to get a double mastectomy was a "no-brainer," "The Talk" co-host told Hello! magazine in its latest issue.

Having faced colon cancer 10 years ago, the 60-year-old TV personality and wife to rocker Ozzy Osbourne said she "didn't want to live under that cloud."

"As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought, 'The odds are not in my favor,'" she explained. "I decided to just take everything off ... 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 that's got rid of this weight that I was carrying around."

The preventative step was a clear choice for Osbourne, who had her son Jack's infant daughter, Pearl, in mind when she made it.

"For me, it wasn't a big decision," she reveals. "I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl."

Prior to the mastectomy, Osbourne learned that one of her breast implants had leaked into the wall of her stomach. Looking back on the experience, she said she's definitely done with plastic surgery.

"You can't buy your youth back, no matter how much money you've got," Osbourne told Hello!. "I won't be going under the knife again."

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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. whatwhat

    now remove her mouth

    November 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ozzy


    November 7, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sharon

    is a fantastic person and is admired by all and always will be–she has self esteem and is a true honest woman

    November 6, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. Its time...


    November 6, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. FlatTire

    You'll never be sharon

    November 6, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ruthie elkhouly

    I wish you the best. You are a strong woman

    November 6, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. leeane

    one of my fav women on the planet. as a breast cancer surviver i respect her decision.

    November 6, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. Brenda I--

    is a woman who is ambitious and wonderful we love her and we hope everything goes well for her.

    November 6, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. Second Phone Interruption

    Send to Legal

    November 6, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. Brenda

    Bea are the reason animals eat their young....I had the honor to see Sharon when she had her show and she is talented....driven...dynamic....and beautiful.....

    November 6, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  11. Bea Cuppe

    Avoid the surgery altogether – just have Ozzie bite them off, & broadcast it live on the Boob Tube!

    November 6, 2012 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. No Phoney Here

    This woman has guts and i admire her...she has kids, her career ozzie and doing well. she's in her 50's looks great and is not a lazy ass woman thats for sure.

    November 6, 2012 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sharon Osbourne Is A Strong Woman

    we love you and wish you all the best...

    November 6, 2012 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. Chris

    I don't praise many celebrities but Sharon really is to be admired. She is a true Lionheart and we should all take a page from her book. She's the realest celebrity alive today and Im just so happy for her success and rightful place on the throne! LOVE U SHAZZ!!

    November 6, 2012 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  15. Simon

    I don't blame her. She is a very brave, smart, intelligent woman. She's pretty cool, too.

    November 6, 2012 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  16. kathy

    I thought CNN Supposed to monitor

    November 6, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  17. sharon williams

    Its her body and she can do what she wants with it. I have grandchildren and I would do anything to be around to enjoy and see them grow up. whats wrong with staying around till your a 100? Nuff said.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Mr.Lee

    Anybody else rember the bat??? Ozzy is a nutty performer. I am sure that the bat didn`t taste good.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Jim

    I detest your you critics and your family. F oo fighers YOU

    November 5, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jim

    You are the middle love fin you ger.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jim

    good luck Sharon!

    November 5, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  22. eje

    you are wonderful

    November 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Mr.Lee

    That was really funny. 🙂 Deb, I appreciate your sence of humor.

    November 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Mr.Lee

    What is a cnut? I haven`t heard of that term.

    November 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Timmy

    Sharon is a smart woman, funny and loveable and not a typical Hollywood person. She views her life as more than mere vanity. Hope your surgery goes well and wishing you a quick recovery.

    November 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Uh huh

    What a stupid cnut!

    November 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • sandy

      Good luck Sharon, hope you feel better soon.
      For this ignorant poster above me, so wash out your pig mouth!

      November 6, 2012 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  27. Jane Powers

    i admire her also-gutsy lady

    November 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Mr.Lee

    I have to admire her courage.

    November 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Steve

    A brave, smart woman

    November 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |

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