Fans worrying Nikki Newman's (Melody Thomas Scott) multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis on The Young and the Restless might prove to be a death sentence for the Genoa City diva have missed the boat. According to insiders, CBS Daytime and the brass at Y&R were inspired to tell a courageous, powerful tale about a woman's battle against the disease, after seeing The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne dealing with her son Jack's MS diagnosis.
This past Friday, a PSA about MS, starring the Osbournes, aired during the episode of Y&R where Nikki revealed her diagnosis to the Newman family. Kudos to CBS Daytime and Y&R for using the medium to shed light on a disease that affects so many lives. The late Bill Bell would be proud! Click here to watch the PSA.