Kelly Osbourne has the same cancer gene that prompted Angelina Jolie to undergo surgery to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. Speaking on The Talk about Angelina's brave decision to both have the procedure and later write about it in an opinion piece in the New York Times, Kelly said: "I actually do have the cancer gene.
"My mom made all of us get tested after she found out that she had it and got her double mastectomy."
Kelly Osbourne has spoken about having the same cancer gene as Angelina Jolie
The former Fashion Police host empathised with Angelina's difficult decision and said that she eventually plans to do the same.
"I agree with this 100 per cent," said the 30-year-old. "I know that one day I will eventually have to do it too because if I have children, I want to be there to bring them up. I want to be there to support them in every way I can.
Like Angelina, Sharon has also undergone a double mastectomy following her successful battle with cancer
Going on to speak about her mum Sharon Osbourne's battle with cancer, Kelly said: "I have been the child of a cancer survivor, so being on that end as well is really, really hard to deal with, so I’m so lucky to have the brave mother I have that has taught me so much," she continued. "It’s something I applaud Angelina for because she's bringing attention to this, and people are now going to go out and get tested for it."
Sharon successfully fought colon cancer in 2002, and had a double mastectomy years later after discovering that she had the breast cancer gene.
She told HELLO! exclusively at the time: "As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought: 'The odds are not in my favour.'"
Angelina revealed on Monday that she'd had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed
The matriarch of the Osbourne clan continued: "I've had cancer before and I didn't want to live under that cloud: I decided to just take everything off, and had a double mastectomy."
Angelina revealed in an op-ed on Monday that she'd undergone surgery to avoid the onset of ovarian cancer two years after her double mastectomy.
"I went through what I imagine thousands of other women have felt. I told myself to stay calm, to be strong, and that I had no reason to think I wouldn't live to see my children grow up and to meet my grandchildren," she wrote.