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Ozzy Osbourne reveals he has Parkinson's disease

News 22/01/2020

Ozzy Osbourne has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

The metal frontman has revealed his health concerns in a new interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. Osbourne explained that he found out that he found out about the condition while recovering from a fall that forced him to cancel his 2019 tour.

Watch the interview below.

Sharon Osbourne, who sat next to him in the interview, noted that her husband is suffering from PRKN 2, which is a form of Parkinson's. "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."

Osbourne also added that he is on a number of medications. "I got a numbness down this arm for the surgery, my legs keep going cold," he said. "I don't know if that's the Parkinson's or what, you know, but that's – that's the problem because they cut nerves when they did the surgery. I'd never heard of nerve pain, and it's a weird feeling."

The Osbournes did not mention any cancellations or delays to his upcoming tour which is due to kick off this 27th May in Atlanta's State Farm Arena.

With tears streaming down her face, Sharon revealed that it was utmost importance that her husband performs on stage and "feel the love" from his fans. 

"It just means so much to him, what he does," she noted. "He loves to perform. It is the air that he breathes, and this is the longest he's ever been home. And it's time for him to get back on the road because he's driving me mad."