Sharon Osbourne has surprised us all and just revealed that last summer she underwent a double mastectomy procedure.
She does not have breast cancer, but reportedly the Osbourne matriarch found out she was predisposed to breast cancer by finding out she had the “breast cancer gene” and decided it was a “no brainer” to undergo a double mastectomy and just prevent the disease all together.
“I decided to just take everything off,” Sharon told U.K. mag Hello, “The odds are not in my favor.”
She says she discovered that she had this “cancer gene” when one of her implants started leaking and reportedly said, “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.”
Well, thank goodness her tits weren’t real. You don’t feel as bad losing some silicone as you would your actual breasts.
Sharon says the main reason she underwent the surgery was because of the recent birth of her granddaughter Pearl, Jack’s daughter.
“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,” says Sharon.
However, Sharon says not to feel sorry for her for her proactive procedure, “It’s not a ‘pity me,’” says Sharon, “[It’s a] decision I made that’s got rid of this weight I was carrying around.”