Kelly Osbourne Former E! host reveals she has breast cancer gene

In 2002, Kelly's mother, The Talk host Sharon Osbourne, was diagnosed with colon cancer and underwent a double mastectomy in 2012

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Kelly Osbourne smiling at the camera at an E! Red carpet event.

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Kelly Osbourne is back in the news after quitting 'Fashion Police' in February and she's getting candid about her health situation.

Just a day after Angelina Jolie disclosed she removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes for fear of ovarian cancer, Kelly has revealed she also has the BRCA 1 gene.

The former E! Host told Entertainment Today's Nischelle Turner on Tuesday, March 24 that: "I have gotten tested, and I do have the gene, but I'm still young enough to -- I mean, you can have the gene and never ever get it. It's just keeping up with the doctor, going and getting checked all the time, and being responsible to yourself."

In 2002, Kelly's mother, The Talk host Sharon Osbourne, was diagnosed with colon cancer and underwent a double mastectomy in 2012 when she learned she carried a gene for breast cancer.

Given this difficult experience, Kelly wholeheartedly agreed with Angelina's choice.

"Being a daughter of a cancer survivor, my mom went and had the double mastectomy when she found out she had both genes [BRCA1 and BRCA2] because she didn't want to have to go through it again. I think that it's not just a good move, but a responsible move, so that she can be the mother that she deserves to be to her children." she explained.

Cancer experts have praised Angelina's courage to go public about her surgery and say it's a move to raise awareness among women suffering same disease to get early medical attention.

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