Ozzy Osbourne has Parkinson’s.
Last February, Ozzy Osbourne suffered a fall that required surgery on his neck. This affected his nerves, but little did he know that he was actually seeing some of the first stages of Parkinson’s disease.
This morning the Prince of Darkness and his wife Sharon Osbourne appeared on Good Morning America in an incredibly emotional interview to talk about his health problems that lead to the postponement of his world tour from last year until this coming summer.
‘It’s PRKN 2,’ Sharon said. ‘It’s a form of Parkinson’s. It’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body. It’s like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.’
Ironically, Osbourne has been victim of all kinds of rumors regarding to his health over the years. Some years ago, there were even rumors about him having Parkinson’s, which at the time he actually didn’t have. Unfortunately, that changed last year.
It’s no secret that the Osbournes have dealt with a lot of health problems in the past. Sharon was diagnosed with colon cancer back in the early 2000’s, Ozzy has had different struggles, and their son Jack was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012.
Ozzy’s next goal apart from treating this as much as possible is to get back to what he loves doing the most. His world tour starts this summer in North America and runs through December with another leg of dates in Europe. His new album, Ordinary Man, drops Feb. 21.
He is determined to find the best treatment, raise awareness, and get back on the road. Talking about touring he said, ‘that’s my drug.’ And for fans fearing that he will wrap up his career or the never-ending phony headlines on tabloids and gossip blogs about him being on his deathbed he says, ‘I’m not going anywhere.’
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