10 Famous Celebrities Battling Colon Cancer

On: January 7, 2020
In: Health
By: Abhishek Dey

9. Sharon Osbourne

When she was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002, the TV personality (and Ozzy’s wife) thought, “My work isn’t finished here with my family,” she told People. That drive to survive got her through surgery and chemo, helping her to remain cancer-free since May 2004. “You can go, ‘Why me?’ Or you fight the cancer and say, ‘You are gone,'” she said.

The outspoken talk show host and wife of legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne has no fears about sharing details of her private life. When she found out she had colon cancer in 2003, she opened up about it on her reality TV show, The Osbournes. The cameras followed her from diagnosis and treatment to remission. After her recovery, she created the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program to help others living with the disease.