Sharon Osbourne and her son Jack. (Jan. 23, 2011)

Sharon Osbourne and her son Jack. (Jan. 23, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

Sharon Osbourne held back tears on Monday's edition of her CBS show "The Talk" as she discussed her son Jack's recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. "He's great -- he's doing really, really [well] and I want to thank everyone for all their texts and goodwill and love they send to us," she told co-host Julie Chen.

She added, "It's been amazing for Jack 'cause I really believe that vibes and prayer help."

Earlier in the day, reality-TV personality Jack Osbourne, 26, son of rock musician Ozzy Osbourne and "America's Got Talent" judge Sharon, had thanked fans for their support following Sunday's revelation of his MS. "Thank you all so much for the kind and inspirational words," he tweeted. "It means a lot."

His sister, TV personality Kelly Osbourne, had tweeted several hours before, "Please support my brother ... in not only his bravery but [his] honesty! I love you so much, Jack, & I'm so proud of you!"

Jack Osbourne had told People magazine that the diagnosis came two weeks after the April 24 birth of his and fiancee Lisa Stelly's baby daughter, Pearl Clementine. "I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, 'Why now?' " Osbourne said. "I've got a family and that's what's supposed to be the most important thing."

MS is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that is treatable but incurable. Its many symptoms can include loss of balance, muscle spasms and tremors, vision loss, numbness and excessive fatigue.

About 400,000 Americans including talk-show host Montel Williams and actress Teri Garr suffer from the disease, the precise cause of which is unknown.

But with medication and treatment, NBC medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman told "Today," "Patients are leading full lives, with families, jobs and travel."

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