Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she is terrified that
she will die from Alzheimer's disease like her father.
The genome test, that she and her husband have recently
undergone, found that she has two of the four genes responsible for developing
the debilitating disease.
"Ozzy and I had these tests done at a university here, and
the results took almost three months to come back. They test every single cell,
chromosome and gene in your body; it's like a DNA test but a million times more
sophisticated," she said.
The 62-year-old star also said: "The results show I have two of the four
genes that give it to you. They're not the two major genes, but they're still
there and I have them."
The former 'X Factor' judge's music mogul father Don Arden
passed away aged 81 in 2007 after battling the devastating form of dementia.
She told a British national daily: "I was terrified because my dad
died from Alzheimer's. It is the most soul-destroying disease. To see someone
you love come down with it... it's wicked, it really is."
She adds, "There is nothing I can do to prevent it,
absolutely nothing. Some people say take cod liver oil and do puzzles and
thing, but then I look at people diagnosed with dementia."
Sharon recently made headlines after her front tooth
fell out during a live taping of her show, The Talk.