Fans Send Prayers after Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Parkinson's Disease in Emotional Interview
Ozzy Osbourne, best known as the Prince of Darkness for his participation in the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, revealed that he has Parkinson’s disease. His fans have showered him with prayers and good wishes.
Born in December 1948, Ozzy has been a musician since 1967 when he joined bassist Geezer Butler for the band Rare Breed. Unfortunately, their collaboration didn’t last, and they broke up after two shows.
"It's like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day."
OZZY OSBOURNE’S CAREER
Geezer and Ozzy got back together, and that time they had guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward with them. The first name of their band was Polka Tulk Blues Band, but then changed to Earth.
However, there was another music group with that name, so they eventually changed it to Black Sabbath, and it was probably the best decision in their early careers.
Nowadays, the band is described as pioneers of heavy metal as their lyrics, music, and shows helped define how the genre was supposed to be. Ozzy Osbourne left the band in 1978 to pursue a solo career back came back three months later.
However, in April 1979, he was fired because, according to the rest of the members of Black Sabbath, he was unreliable, and his substance addiction was too much for them to bear.
OZZY AND BLIZZARD OF OZZ
Ozzy’s music career didn’t stop there as he then formed Blizzard of Ozz with drummer Lee Kerslake, bassist Bob Daisley, keyboardist Don Airey, and guitarist Randy Rhoads.
That band was as successful as Black Sabbath, earning multi-platinum records and albums and selling out his shows.
Unfortunately, Randy, the band’s tour bus driver Andrew, and the costume and make-up designer Rachel died in a plane accident in March 1982.
Ozzy dealt with depression for a long time after losing Randy, but he kept himself busy going on tours and recording more albums. At the moment, Ozzy Osbourne is considered one of the most representative men in the heavy metal genre.
OZZY OSBOURNE ON HIS PARKINSON’S DISEASE
On January 21, Ozzy surprised the world announcing in an exclusive interview with Robin Roberts for “Good Morning America” that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in February 2019.
The singer also revealed that he suffered a dangerous fall that sent him to the hospital, where he underwent surgery on his neck. Ozzy confessed that it “screwed” all his nerves.
Ozzy Osbourne’s wife, Sharon, told Robin that the singer has “PRKN 2.” She added:
“There's so many different types of Parkinson's; it's not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body. And it's -- it's like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.”
NETIZENS SUPPORTING THE SINGER
As soon as the news about Ozzy’s health made headlines, several people took to social media to send their prayers and good wishes.
One of the netizens tried to lighten things up a bit, saying that Parkinson’s disease didn’t have a chance with the Prince of Darkness and that Ozzy would outlive everybody.
Another person, who claimed to be a “big fan,” shared on Twitter:
“His music has gotten me through the worst times in my life. Prayers for my man Ozzy so that he can keep rocking and sharing his music with us.”
I'm a big fan. His music has gotten me through the worst times in my life. Prayers for my man ozzy so that he can keep rocking and sharing his music with us.— RockaRolla Rex (@indyjoneschick) January 21, 2020
JACK OSBOURNE DEALING WITH MS
Sadly, Ozzy Osbourne is not the only member of the family who has been fighting a terrible disease. Jack Osbourne, one of the children of the Black Sabbath singer, has multiple sclerosis.
In an interview that Jack had with “Today” in 2017, he said that MS was not a death sentence anymore and that there was hope for people like him.
Jack pointed out that his life changed after being diagnosed at the age of 26 because, nowadays, he hates wasting days. The creator of the “You Don’t Know Jack About MS” campaign added that he is always doing something or trying to accomplish something.
Nowadays, Ozzy Osbourne is relying on his family, who has never stopped helping and supporting him ever since he got diagnosed.
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