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Sharon Osbourne Reveals She Had a Double Mastectomy

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Sharon Osbourne, the wife and manager of Ozzy Osbourne and current co-host of ‘The Talk,’ revealed this week that she had a double mastectomy after learning she carried the breast cancer gene. The 60-year-old took a no-nonsense approach to the surgery, saying the decision was much easier for her than it is for others who learn of a similar diagnosis.

“For me, it wasn’t a big decision, it was a no-brainer,” Osbourne tells British magazine Hello. “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.” Pearl is her new granddaughter, born to son Jack in April.

It was a 13-hour surgery for Osbourne, who insists she doesn’t think of her breasts in any nostalgic way. “It’s not ‘pity me’,” she says. “It’s a decision I made that’s got rid of this weight that I was carrying around.”

Ten years ago Osbourne was diagnosed with colon cancer, so she was intimately aware of what another battle would entail. Prior to the surgery, Osbourne also learned that breast implants had leaked into her stomach wall. After all of this, she says she’s done with plastic surgery.

“You can’t buy your youth back, no matter how much money you’ve got I won’t be going under the knife again.” Hopefully the Osbourne matriarch is done with cancer as well. Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

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