“I actually do have the cancer gene (BRCA)” Osbourne said on “The Talk,” her mother Sharon’s daytime show. “My mom made all of us go and get tested after she found out she had it and got her double mastectomy.”
After Jolie’s op-ed revealing that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, Osbourne commented: “I agree with this one hundred percent. I know one day I will eventually have to do it too. If I have children I want to be there to bring them up.”
“I have been the child of a cancer survivor, and being on that end as well has been really hard to deal with,” she continued. “I’m so lucky to have the brave mother I have.”
Jolie’s “Angelina Effect” has touched other celebrities, who have used social media to praise the actress for her decision.
To women who follow me on here: I truly hope you take a few minutes to read this moving & informative oped. http://t.co/JYhEfnSaNs— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 24, 2015
I want 2 know what YOU think about Angelina Jolie's decision on today's #dsf. 10 am EST 888-94-stars Is this prevention only 4 the rich?— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) March 25, 2015
Angelina Jolie's recent announcement inspired a very special edition of "The Oz Blog". Take a look: http://t.co/5CoISZrKQw— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) March 24, 2015