Sharon Osbourne has double mastectomy

Sharon Osbourne has double mastectomy

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 05: Musician Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon Osbourne arrive at Spike TV's 4th Annual "Guys Choice Awards" held at Sony Studios on June 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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Posted on November 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 10:54 PM

LONDON (AP) -- Sharon Osbourne says she had a double mastectomy after learning she carries a gene that increases the risk of developing breast cancer.

Osbourne told Hello! magazine that “I didn’t want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me.”

The 60-year-old “America’s Got Talent” judge, who had colon cancer a decade ago, said that without the surgery, “the odds are not in my favor.”

She added: “It’s not ‘pity me,’ it’s a decision I made that’s got rid of this weight that I was carrying around.”

The magazine went on sale Monday.

Osbourne, husband Ozzy and children Jack and Kelly became rock’s most famous clan thanks to reality show “The Osbournes” a decade ago.

Jack Osbourne, 26, was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

 

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