13 Celebrities Affected by MS

Jack Osbourne isn't the only famous person touched by multiple sclerosis

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 19, 2012 10:02 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jack Osbourne is "great, he's doing really, really good" since announcing his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, a crying Sharon Osbourne said yesterday on The Talk. "I want to thank everyone for all their texts and goodwill and love they send to us," she added. "It's been amazing for Jack because I really believe that vibes and prayer help." The Huffington Post rounds up a dozen more famous people who have been affected by MS:

  • Montel Williams: The talk show host started a foundation to raise money for MS research. He once said he deals with pain "24 hours a day, 365 days a year," and that it sometimes feels like someone is stabbing him with a fork.

  • Teri Garr: The actress dealt with pain and other symptoms for 16 years before being diagnosed in 1999. She's now a National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • Clay Walker: The country musician has dealt with his symptoms through meditation, diet, and exercise, allowing him to regain feeling in his right hand and leg.
  • Michaele Salahi: The White House gatecrasher and Real Housewife of DC has struggled with MS for nearly two decades.
Click for the complete list, including father-son entertainers who both struggle with the disease.

Sharon Osbourne, right, and Jack Osbourne arrive at the Scream Awards on Saturday Oct. 18, 2008 in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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