MS diagnosis cost Osbourne job

Last updated 10:51 23/06/2012
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BY HIS SIDE: Jack Osbourne with sister Kelly and mother Sharon.

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Jack Osbourne was "offended" when he lost out on a job because of his Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.

Earlier this week, the reality TV star announced he has been diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disease.

Despite adopting an upbeat mindset about the condition, Osbourne has spoken of how the illness has impacted on his career.

"I had booked a job, right when I got diagnosed, and the company didn't think I could actually perform the job," he said on TV show The Talk, which features his mother Sharon as a co-host.

"Out of everything, that's what has really ticked me off the most because it's like, 'Don't tell me what I can and cannot do'. At no point did they call me. It was all through agents and lawyers - I was offended by it."

His mother sarcastically added: "It was a really nice email."

The 26-year-old father-of-one didn't name the TV show in question, but according to British newspaper The Sun, it was NBC's Stars Earn Stripes.

The series follows a group of celebrities who are put through their paces by doing military exercises set by soldiers.

A show insider "admitted they didn't think Jack was up to the challenges". However, the source denied that the correspondence was via email. 

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