Kelly Osbourne Has Same Cancer Gene as Angelina Jolie-Will She Make Same Choices?
Angelina Jolie continues to inspire and spread awareness. In an appearance on The Talk, former Fashion Police co-host, Kelly Osbourne gave credit to Jolie, “It’s something I applaud Angelina for because she’s bringing attention to this.” She continued saying, “People are now going to go out and get tested.”
Appearing on her mother, Sharon Osbourne’s talk show, Kelly discussed her mom making them all get tested for the gene after Sharon’s fight with breast cancer resulting in a double mastectomy. She said, “I actually do have the cancer gene.” Saying she agrees with Jolie, “100%,” Osbourne talked about the terrifying prospect of getting cancer and knowing she will make the same choices Jolie made. “I know that one day I will have to do it too, because if I have children, I want to be there to bring them up.”
Jolie famously shared news about having a double mastectomy, two years ago,after testing positive for the cancer gene BRAC1 which increased her risk of breast cancer. Jolie followed that up this week with an Op-Ed piece announcing her decision to also have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed writing that she is now in menopause but still feels feminine.
While Jolie has already gone through the testing and surgeries, it is not without controversy. While it raises awareness about breast cancer, ovarian cancer and the possibility of being tested for the BRAC1 and BRAC2 genes, cost for both the testing and surgeries that can be an obstacle for the average woman. In Jolie’s case, her tests gave her an 87% chance of developing breast cancer and a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer. Jolie lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to ovarian cancer.
Kelly Osbourne says she will eventually make the same choice as Jolie. While Osbourne did not lose her mother to cancer, the threat remains very real now that she has revealed she has the gene, and as she pointed out, more women are aware.
Is this Osbourne’s way of staying relevant, since she just quit her latest gig over at Fashion Police – or was she fired?