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Sharon Osbourne has double mastectomy

Nov. 5, 2012 at 11:27 AM   |   Comments

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LONDON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- British TV personality and colon cancer survivor Sharon Osbourne says she underwent a double mastectomy as a preventative measure.

"As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought, 'The odds are not in my favor,'" Osbourne, 60, told Britain's Hello! magazine. "I decided to just take everything off."

Osbourne's publicist told People.com "The Talk" co-host underwent the 13-hour operation last summer.

"For me, it wasn't a big decision," she told Hello! "I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl. ... It's not 'pity me.'"

Pearl is her son Jack's 6-month-old daughter.

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