Jack Osbourne Reveals How He’s Coping With His Daughters Testing Positive for COVID-19

On a new episode of the Pretty Messed Up podcast with AJ McLean and Cheryl Burke, guest Jack Osbourne shared how he and ex-wife Lisa Stelly are handling their daughters having coronavirus.

By Mona Thomas Sep 23, 2020 8:18 PMTags
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Jack Osbourne is an open book. 

On the newest episode of iHeart Radio's Pretty Messed Up podcast, titled "You Don't Know Jack," hosts AJ McLean and Cheryl Burke asked the reality star OG the tough questions, from his 17-year sobriety to his brief stint on Dancing With the Stars.  In the episode, which premiered Sept. 23, Jack also shared that his two daughters have both contracted COVID. 

"I'm to the point of when this is going to lift," Jack said, "like actually my house has had like a corona outbreak with my two daughters. My two daughters have it." He explained that one is staying with their mother—his ex-wife Lisa Stelly—and "the youngest one" is staying with him. Though Jack didn't specify which daughters currently have COVID, it has been reported by the girls' grandmother, Sharon Osbourne, that 2-year-old Minnie Osbourne did contract the virus. Sharon discussed the positive results on last Monday's episode of The Talk. 

"I was meant to be in the studio, I was so looking forward to it," said Sharon. "And then, unfortunately, one of my granddaughters [Minnie] has come down with COVID." Jack also confirmed that he has tested negative and gets tested "every two days."

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AJ asked Jack how he sees or hugs his daughter to which he replied, "I do [hug her]. I have N95 [masks] and we're constantly washing up." He also described her symptoms as "a little bit of a runny nose and a fever" over the course of three days.

The proud dad confirmed that his daughter contract COVID from someone who works for him.

"They didn't tell me they were going out of town, they just appeared like, 'Oh yeah we went out' and I was like, 'Oh,'" he explained, "and my daughter picked up a drink they sat down and took a sip and yeah." 

Jack, who has previously openly discussed his MS diagnosis, gracefully added that though COVID doesn't affect his pre-existing condition, but doctors feel it can make him "more susceptible to an MS flare up" if he does test positive. 

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