Remember last February when Ozzy Osbourne confirmed he was no longer going to be headlining Australia’s Download Festival and had to rest up on strict doctors orders? Well, that was around the time he was diagnosed with Stage 2 Parkinson’s Disease which he finally told the world during a recent Good Morning America interview with Robin Roberts.
During the exclusive interview, Ozzy revealed:
“It’s been terribly challenging for us all… I did my last show New Year’s Eve at The Forum in 2018. Then I had a bad fall. I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves…”
“I got a numbness down this arm for the surgery, my legs keep going cold… 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”
His wife Sharon Osbourne added to the conversation revealing it’s not the end for the shock rocker, but it does take its toll on him:
“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.”
She also revealed they were looking to seek immune therapy in Switzerland with Ozzy adding he was “lucky enough to be able to afford all that” and he was thinking about starting a foundation for people who unfortunately wouldn’t be able to.
We’ll keep you posted but hopefully, that sheds some light on the “worst, longest, most painful, miserable year” of Ozzy’s life as he calls it. Rest up Prince of Darkness!