Sharon Osbourne Reveals Double Mastectomy, Calls Surgery a 'No Brainer' (Report)
The co-host of CBS' "The Talk" reveals she had the operation after learning she was predisposed to breast cancer.
Sharon Osbourne says she had a double mastectomy, calling the surgery a "no brainer" after learning she was genetically predisposed to breast cancer.
"As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought: 'The odds are not in my favor.' ... I decided to just take everything off," reveals Osbourne, who battled colon cancer 10 years ago.
"For me, it wasn't a big decision, it was a no brainer. 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," she observes, referencing her baby granddaughter, born in April to Jack Osbourne and wife Lisa Stelly.
The 60-year-old America's Got Talent judge says her breast implants had also leaked into her stomach wall before the operation.
"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," she says. "It's not 'pity me', it’s a decision I made that's got rid of this weight that I was carrying around."