What to Read Next

Sharon Osbourne Had a Double Mastectomy

November 5, 2012
Sharon Osbourne Had a Double Mastectomy
Sharon Osbourne Had a Double Mastectomy

Sharon Osbourne recently made a drastic, proactive decision about her health -- undergoing a double mastectomy after doctors informed her that she was genetically likely to develop breast cancer.

The Talk host and reality show mom, 60, made the revelation in the new issue of Britain's Hello! magazine.

"I've had cancer before, and I didn't want to live under that cloud . . . The odds are not in my favor," explains Osbourne, who battled colon cancer a decade ago. "I decided to take everything off, and had a double mastectomy."

The famous wife to rocker Ozzy Osbourne explains to Hello! (via Daily Mail) that "it wasn't a big decision, it was a no brainer."

It has a been a year of highs and lows for the matriarch, whose son Jack was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis within months of welcoming his first child, daughter Pearl, with wife Lisa Stelly.

Indeed, her adorable granddaughter factored into her decision to undergo the procedure.

"I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl," said Osbourne, also mom to daughters Kelly and Aimee, 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."

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Read This Before You Buy Medigap Plan F

Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.

Join Disney Movie Club Today

Get 4 Disney Movies For $1 With Membership. See Details. Plus, Free Shipping On Your Initial Order!

Kid sleep troubles email series for moms

We get it. We’ve been there. Sign up for our email track to learn how to handle kids who won’t go to sleep or won’t stay in bed.

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

Men: Tighter Looking Skin In One Easy Step

How older men tighten their skin and reduce the look of wrinkles without cosmetic procedures.

File for nada, zilch, zip.

Prepare, print and e-file your simple federal returns for free.

Reach your goal to quit with help from Nicorette

Learn about Nicorette gum's patented dual-coated technology.  Help reduce your withdrawal symptoms to help you kick your smoking habit.

Home security companies are in a state of panic.

After his friends were robbed, an engineer at Harvard discovered a serious problem in the home security industry. So He Built Something New...

This $625 Intro Bonus Is Insane

A leading credit card issuer just raised its intro bonus to an industry-leading $500 cash or $625 in travel. And no annual fee the first year.

Do NOT pay your insurance until you try this.

If you drive less than 55 miles/day OR have no DUI's you can get auto insurance for as low as $29/ Month! See if you qualify.

Car Shopping Made Easy and Drama Free at Cars.com

Get the perfect car at the perfect price. New car reviews, buying tips, and more to help you get the right car without all the drama.