Jack Osbourne fired after diagnosis

2012-06-22 13:02
Los Angeles - Jack Osbourne claims he was fired by e-mail after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

The Adrenalin Junkie host was "offended" when an undisclosed TV company decided he wouldn't be up to the tasks in a reality contest without speaking to him first.

Jack - who was diagnosed with the debilitating condition five weeks ago - said on The Talk: "I had booked a job, right when I got diagnosed and the company didn't think I could actually perform the job.

"Out of everything, that's what has really ticked me off the most because it's like, 'Don't tell me what I can and cannot do.' At no point did they call me.

"It was all through agents and lawyers - I was offended by it."

Liability

It is believed the show was Stars Earn Stripes, which sees soldiers put celebrities through military exercises.

A programme source admitted to The Sun newspaper that it was felt Jack wouldn't be up to the challenges, but said it was "hard to believe" he was informed by e-mail.

Jack's mother Sharon Osbourne later hit out on Twitter, saying the 26-year-old star was fired because the company felt he was a "liability".

She wrote: "Yes @MrJacko was fired. They said he was a liability & were so personable, sent an email to let us know."

Comments

  • kingswing69 - 2012-06-22 14:34

    i can see a million dollar law suite coming on

      Aristar - 2012-06-23 05:21

      Do you mean a lounge suite or a law suit?

  • Aristar - 2012-06-23 05:15

    He wouldn't be the first to be fired by e-mail. Just shows employers are a bunch of cowards. That includes such people as Ron Wheeldon and Edwin Campbell. Cowards!!!!!

  • Billy - 2012-06-23 05:24

    well fck, if hes not up to the task, then he will drop out before the final stages of the show. isnt that how these reality shows work?? what the hell

  • Lize Bryssau - 2012-06-24 09:13

    more people should be made aware of MS. i was also recently diagnosed with it and do you know what irritates the living s... out of me? people telling me what i can and cannot do. unless you know me personally or you are my Dr or MS nurse, the only one who knows what i can do is ME. just shows you the ignorance of employers. I'm with Jack on this one. and I'll add: I'm not in a wheelchair yet!! and i can still run around and do everyday stuff!!!

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