Kelly Osbourne Talks Angelina Jolie, Reveals She Also Carries Cancer Gene

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Yesterday, in a stirring New York Times op-ed piece, Angelina Jolie revealed that she'd had her ovaries removed in order to decrease her risk of cancer.

The move itself has been praised as brave and progressive, and Jolie's decision to share her struggle is indicative of her admirable commitment to public health.

Other celebs have stated that they feel inspired by Jolie's example, but clearly no one was more moved Kelly Osbourne.

Osbourne filled in for her mother, Sharon, on The Talk today and revealed that she's been diagnosed with the same gene mutation that prompted Jolie to take action:

"I know one day I eventually will have to do it too," Osbourne said of Jolie's surgery. "If I have children, I want to be there to bring them up."

Osbourne says she's drawn inspiration not only from Jolie's preventive actions, but from her own mother's battle with cancer. Sharon  Osbourne underwent a double masectomy in 2012.

"I have been the child of a cancer survivor and being on that end as well has been really difficult to deal with," Kelly said. "If I have children, I want to be there to bring them up."

In addition to her mother's health issues, Kelly has been forced to cope with her brother Jack Osbourne's diagnosis with MS.

All of this, and yet somehow, Ozzy is still hale and hearty at 66. What a world!

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Kelly Osbourne Biography

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London, England
Full Name
Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne