Jack Osbourne’s wife, Lisa, announced yesterday that she had suffered a late-term miscarriage last week but needed time before going public with the news. Osbourne blogs about pregnancy and motherhood at raddestmom.com, so plenty of readers following along with her pregnancy were devastated by the news as well.

I have been dreading this announcement…. I needed some time before being able to say it. Jack and I lost our baby boy last week. Having a late term miscarriage is by far the hardest thing either of us have ever had to go through. We appreciate all of your prayers and ask for privacy and respect during this time. It’s important to stay hopeful and optimistic through life’s toughest moments. We never know why things like this happen. All we can do is trust in God and know he has a plan for our lives.

As difficult as the announcement had to be to write, it touched quite a few moms and dads who’ve been through similar pain.

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Jack Osbourne has been signed for the next season of “Dancing with the Stars.”