Nov. 8th, 1985
St. John's Wood, London, England UK
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Jack Joseph Osbourne (born 8 November 1985) is an English media personality. He is best known as a star of MTV's reality series The Osbournes (2003–05), along with his father Ozzy, mother Sharon, and sister Kelly. Osbourne has since pursued a career as a fitness and travel reporter, presenting shows such as Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie (2005–09), BBC's Saving Planet Earth (2007) and Season 17 of Dancing with the Stars (2013).
Osbourne was born in St John's Wood, London. He has two elder sisters, Aimee and Kelly Osbourne, as well as two paternal half-siblings, Louis John Osbourne and Jessica Hobbs, from his father's previous marriage. Osbourne has stated that his childhood was "perfectly happy and contented". For the first six years of his life, he lived in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire. When he was six, Sharon and Ozzy decided to move the family to Los Angeles, but a year later the family moved back to Buckinghamshire. When Osbourne was eleven, the family moved back to Southern California, but this time to Beverly Hills. In spite of moving so many times at a young age, Osbourne did not find it disruptive.
The only aspect of his life that constant moving did affect was his school life, and Osbourne soon despised going to school, which was not assisted by the fact that he was diagnosed with a form of dyslexia at the age of eight, and ADD at the age of 10. At the time, he was studying at a Christian school in Los Angeles. He returned to England for a year before returning to Los Angeles, where he was enrolled into the special needs Park Century School and was prescribed Ritalin to combat his ADD. At 14 he was offered an internship at Virgin Records, where his mother was managing the band the Smashing Pumpkins. After Sharon Osbourne stopped managing that band, Osbourne started A&R scouting for Epic Records, where his father Ozzy had been on for many years. Osbourne also assisted his mother in managing his father's annual touring festival, Ozzfest, advising her about up-and-coming bands.
On his 13th birthday, Osbourne got drunk for the first time on whisky; by the time he was 14, he was drinking regularly and had started smoking marijuana. He started partying heavily, and made headlines on 21 April 2003 when he was admitted to a child psychiatric ward for an addiction to OxyContin. Osbourne's drug addiction escalated after mother 'Sharon Osbourne' was diagnosed with cancer; he was as well battling with his own depression. His self-destructive behaviour came to a head when he attempted suicide by taking a cocktail of prescription pills and cutting his hands with shards of glass after hearing his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend pick up her phone when he called her. He woke up 12 hours later. Osbourne continued with his drug use until he realised that he "never wants to feel this way ever again" and admitted himself into an adolescent psychiatric ward. He spent 10 days detoxing and was moved to an adolescent rehabilitation centre in Malibu, where he enrolled in a recovery programme.
In 2004 he played a small role in New York Minute, a film starring the Olsen twins, in which he plays a music promoter named Justin.
Osbourne also has a paranormal investigation show titled Haunted Highway that airs on Syfy.
On September 2013, he was announced as one of the contestants on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars. He is partnered with professional dancer 'Cheryl Burke'.
Osbourne and his wife, Lisa Stelly, have a daughter, Pearl Clementine, born on 24 April 2012. Osbourne and Stelly were married in Hawaii on October 7, 2012. In August 2013, Osbourne and his wife announced that they are expecting their second child. On September 6, 2013 Jack's wife Lisa revealed she suffered a miscarriage in her second trimester. They had been expecting a son.
In June 2012, Osbourne announced that he had been diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. He had experienced symptoms for a number of years, including blindness in one eye, numbness in both legs, and problems with his bladder, bowel, and stomach. Osbourne injects Copaxone medication daily, uses vitamin supplements and hormone replacement therapy, and has traveled to Europe for stem cell therapy. He has also made lifestyle changes, such as minimizing stress, exercising regularly and significantly altering his diet. However, he has spoken of his fear of a "rapid" decline and has admitted that his doctors have urged him to stop participating in highly intensive physical workouts: "Right now am I going to be in a wheelchair? No. But if I don't take care of myself, who knows." While appearing on Dancing with the Stars in October 2013, Osbourne said that he didn't suffer from "any severe symptoms, other than the odd bit of tingling down my leg and the occasional bout of fatigue."
- Grandson of 'Don Arden (I)' (qv).
- Brother of 'Kelly Osbourne' (qv)
- Nephew of 'David Arden (I)' (qv)
- Owner of a bulldog named Lola
- Son of 'Ozzy Osbourne' (qv) and 'Sharon Osbourne' (qv)
- Brother of 'Aimee Osbourne' (qv).
- He is a talent scout for Epic Records.
- In negotiations to host his own show called "Union Jack" for Britain's Channel 4.