Sharon Osbourne says she had a double mastectomy after learning she carries a gene that increases the risk of developing breast cancer.
Osbourne told Hello! magazine that “I didn’t want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me.”
The 60-year-old “America’s Got Talent” judge, who had colon cancer a decade ago, said that without the surgery, “the
odds are not in my favor.”
She added: “It’s not ‘pity me,’ it’s a decision I made that’s got rid of this weight that I was carrying around.”
Leann Rimes and Shannen Doherty are reportedly on NBC’s wishlist to join America’s Got Talent.
Carly Simon is also said to be on the shortlist to replace Sharon Osbourne on the show’s judging panel, reports TMZ.
Show producers are allegedly searching for a “strong and opinionated” female to take the seat of Osbourne, who quit the show in August.
Howard Stern said back in August that he is hoping for a “miracle” return of Sharon Osbourne to the panel.