On Tuesday (Jan. 21), Ozzy Osbourne revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. This diagnosis comes after several other health events Osbourne suffered with throughout 2019 including a near death staph-infection and a fall where he damaged his nervous system, which also delayed the rockers tour. Ozzy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last February after he fell in his home and underwent several surgeries. Now, Osbourne is taking both medication for Parkinson’s and nerve pain.
He revealed the news in an interview this morning on Good Morning America, speaking to their host Robin Roberts.
“I found out I have a mild form of … what is it?” the singer asked his wife, Sharon, in the interview. “PRKN 2, which is a form of Parkinson’s,” she said. “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. It’s like you have a good day, a good day and then a really bad day.”
“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 — see, 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.”
Watch the full interview below:
Osbourne’s new album, Ordinary Man, is set for release next month that includes his single “Under The Graveyard.” Ordinary Man will feature appearances from Elton John, Slash and Duff McKagan, amongst others. Osbourne is set to hit the road on his rescheduled tour soon.