Going public, like Jack Osbourne, not advised….or is it?
Even in this day and age of oversharing on social media, revealing one’s medical condition could have unforeseen consequences, said clinical psychologist Dr. Rosalind Kalb of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she’s vice president of the Professional Resource Center.
“I do not advise patients going public until they’ve gotten all the information they need about the implication of what the illness means,” she told the Los Angeles Times.
Even then, patients might want to remain discreet.
“Discreet,” of course, is probably not a word found in the Osbourne vocabulary. The family — helmed by rocker Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne, host of “America’s Got Talent” — have long lived in the public eye. And given the family’s success in a variety of entertainment venues, it’s unlikely Jack Osbourne will struggle to pay any medical bills in the future.
Noncelebrities coping with an MS diagnosis are in a far different category.
This is quite opposite of what one person has done with her diagnosis…