Ozzy Osbourne Opens Up About His Diagnosis

Ozzy Osbourne is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He became very popular in the 70s as he became the lead vocalist of Black Sabbath. This is when he got his nickname, ‘The Prince of Darkness.’

He just recently released a new album, ‘Ordinary Man.’ This is his first EP since 2010. But despite all that good disposition that he is showing to his fans, only a few people knew that this rocker is dealing with a serious health condition.

In an interview with Good Morning America, The Prince of Darkness talked about his recent health concerns. This includes his diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative, and non-curable disease. It affects around 10 million people from all around the world. What the disease does is it destroys the neurons that would affect the nerve cell’s ability to communicate with each other and transmit messages to the brain.

At first, the symptoms will start with tremors and would later advance to affect movement, balance, and speech.

Osbourne did tell the media in the past that he was diagnosed with Parkin Syndrome. This is a hereditary condition that is similar to Parkinson’s disease. He also assured everyone that his tremors were not caused by drug abuse. He wanted to keep his condition under wraps but he decided that it was time to reveal the truth to his fans.

When he spoke with ABC’s Robin Roberts with his manager and wife Sharon, this time, he wanted to be honest regarding his health condition.

Osbourne says, “I’m no good with secrets. I cannot walk around with it anymore ’cause it’s like I’m running out of excuses, you know?”

Sharon also told ABC that they are still in the process of searching for answers. They will visit a specialist in Switzerland to get good advice to help strengthen their husbands’ immune systems.

She explained, “There are 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.”

In addition to his Parkinson’s disease, the rocker also had to under neck surgery. This was after his painful fall when he fell on his face and dislodged the metal rods that were previously implanted in his body as a result of an ATV accident way back in 2003.

He broke his collarbone after he fell off the quad bike. He also broke some ribs and vertebrae in his cervical spine.

Other than that, he also had to deal with surgery in 2018 on his right hand after he contracted a staph infection. In 2019, he also had the flu that turned to pneumonia. Both of these incidents resulted in the cancellations of his tour.

When asked about his fans, he said, “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. I wanna see my people, you know. It’s like I’m — I miss them so much.”

Despite it all, this 71-year-old chooses to enjoy life. In fact, he posted a picture of him enjoying an ice cream on his Instagram account. This was after his hand surgery. Osbourne remains positive. He said that he wants to continue making musing. He wants to tour and connect with his fans.


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