Sharon Osbourne Has Double Mastectomy to Treat Breast Cancer

The matriarch of the Osbourne family tells the world about her life-changing decision.
3:00 | 11/05/12

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Back now at 7:43 with the stunning revelation from sharon osbourne, the matriarch of the osborne family making a difficult life-changing decision after she learned she has the breast cancer gene. Abc's lindsay davis has the story. Reporter: She was there for her son when he announced his battle with m.S. He's great. He's doing really, really good. And I want to thank everyone all in goodwill. Love it. Reporter: But now it's sharon osbourne's turn to lean on her family, revealing to "hello" magazine that after discovering she had the gene for breast cancer, she made a life-changing decision. Quote, as soon as I found out i had the breast cancer gene i thought the odds are not in my favor. I've had cancer before and i didn't want to live under that cloud. I decided to take everything off and have a double mast equity ten years ago, she beat cancer. An emotional battle she shared with barbara walters. Were you scared that you were going to die. It was frightening. It filled my stomach. I couldn't breathe. The first thing I thought, my god, my god, my kids. This can't be happening to me. Reporter: Now cancer-free and a new grandmother,orne says, for me, it wasn't a big deal. I didn't want to live with that shadow hangingver me. I want to be around for a long time. You know how much we love your mother. Reporter: And at age 60, she's focusing on the future. It's not pity me, she says, it's a decision that got rid of this weight I was carrying around. I just wanted to live my life without fear. Osborne has had breast implants in the fast. And she said she has no plans for reconstructive surgery now. She told "hello" magazine I am definitely definitely done. I will not be going under the knife again. Josh has "the play of the day."

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