After Angelina Jolie's surgery revelation, Kelly Osbourne admits that she'll have the same procedure after her mum made her get tested
Ange, 39, had her ovaries removed last week, two years after having a double mastectomy. The actress is a carrier of the BRCA1 gene, which gave her an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, so she decided to have the ops to cut her risk.
Now Kelly, 30, has confessed that she will do the same one day. The presenter’s mum Sharon battled colon cancer in the early 2000s and went on to have a double mastectomy in 2012 when she learned that she was at risk of developing breast cancer, so she encouraged her children to find out if they had the gene too.
‘I actually do have the cancer gene,’ Kelly said during an appearance on US show The Talk this week.
‘My mum made all of us get tested after she found out that she had it and got her double mastectomy.
‘I agree with this 100 percent. 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.’
Kelly is glad that mum-of-six Ange has been raising awareness of the issue through her emotional articles about her surgeries in the New York Times.
‘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,’ says Kelly.
‘I have been the child of a cancer survivor and being on that end as well has been really hard to deal with. I’m so lucky to have the brave mother I have.’