Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath Talks about His Battle with Parkinson's Disease for the 1st Time
Ozzy Osbourne opened about being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and his family revealed how they have been coping with his health condition.
Joined by his two children, and his wife Sharon Osbourne, she said the 71-year-old, has a form of Parkinson's, which is called Parkin's II. She explained that it is not "a death sentence," but it affects certain nerves in Ozzy's body.
.@ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Rock legend @OzzyOsbourne sits down with @RobinRoberts and breaks his silence about his private health battle with Parkinson's disease. https://t.co/tYd0K3rQet pic.twitter.com/ANaS82xakY— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 21, 2020
However, since landing in the hospital in February 2019 after a bad fall, he admitted that he can't really distinguish if some of the pain is from his surgery or from the Parkinson's disease.
Sharon also revealed that they have exhausted all of their medical options in the United States and are looking to getting him treatment with a professor in Switzerland when they travel there in April.
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Everybody’s got something...and it’s not always easy to share your something with the world. Grateful to Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne that this morn on @goodmorningamerica they will disclose the health challenge the rock icon is now facing. Vulnerability is not a weakness at all, it’s a strength that can benefit others. You know what my momma said...make your mess your message. #tuesdaythoughts
Ozzy has suffered from tremors throughout most of his career, and in the early 2000's he was diagnosed with Parkin symptoms, but he didn't find out about his diagnosis until 2019. Recovery at home has been hard for him. However, his fans have been his greatest motivation, he explained:
"They're my air, you know. I feel better. I've owned up to the fact that I have a case of Parkinson's. And I just hope they hang on and they're there for me because I need them."
The rock legend, who had been used to a life touring across the world, said he has been spending more time in the studio. In January, he released his first single in over a decade titled, "Ordinary Man."