‘I’ve cheated death so many times.’
Indeed it seems like he has. In a new interview with The Los Angeles Times, Ozzy Osbourne is revealing that he has been fighting Parkinson’s for about 17 years despite just revealing it on Good Morning America last month.
‘I’m not dying from Parkinson’s. I’ve been working with it most of my life,” he said.
Over the last several years, he has gone through many health issues as well as many drug and alcohol abuse periods. However, it seemed to have gotten way worse for the Prince of Darkness just last year. In February of 2019, he was hospitalized following a bad bout with pneumonia that put him in intensive care. During recovery, he got injured in a bad fall.
This lead to the cancelation of his entire farewell tour from 2019 to 2020. But even recently, he wasn’t too sure he was going to be healthy enough to go on the road – something that his wife Sharon Osbourne says is his favorite thing to do.
‘I’ve cheated death so many times. If tomorrow you read ‘Ozzy Osbourne never woke up this morning,’ you wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, my God!’ You’d go, ‘Well, it finally caught up with him,’ Ozzy said.
I hope he heals and gets even better. The idea of someone not being able to do what they love the most is something that really disappoints and angers me a lot. It would be awesome to see Ozzy rocking it out again this summer.
His 12th studio album, Ordinary Man, is out Feb. 21.