Osbourne: I got hit with the lucky stick

Sharon Osbourne feels "blessed" with her life.

The 60-year-old TV host - who recently revealed she has undergone a double mastectomy after discovering she carries a gene that increases her chances of getting breast cancer - knows she's been very fortunate because she's so happy with what she's got and what she's achieved.

Sharon - who has three children with rocker husband Ozzy as well as a baby granddaughter - said: "I can't believe I got to 60, and so quickly. I keep thinking, 'Where did the time go?'

"But mostly, I've just been thinking how really blessed I am. You have to see what's going on in the world, and I'm in such a good place with where I am and everything I do; I have so much to be thankful for. I definitely got hit with the lucky stick somewhere along the line."

Although life hasn't always been easy for the Osbourne family, Sharon says that has made them appreciate their lives even more.

She added to Britain's HELLO! magazine: "Yes, things are tough but they could be a whole lot worse. We've got each other, we've got a great family and life is good. I'm in a place where I can choose to do the things that I want and choose to be with who I want and not because I have to. It's a freedom and you can't buy freedom. It's a great place to be and I don't take it lightly - I appreciate it hugely."

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