Ozzy Osbourne Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

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January 21, 2020 | 9:01am EST

Ozzy Osbourne is battling Parkinson’s disease, the star has confirmed.
The Black Sabbath rocker opened up on his battle with the progressive neurological condition during a joint interview with wife Sharon on Good Morning America on Tuesday (21Jan20), where he revealed doctors discovered he was battling the illness last February (19).
“It’s Parkin’s II, which is a form of Parkinson’s,” Sharon 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. And it’s… it’s like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.”
Ozzy, 71, revealed of his ongoing treatment: “(This year) has been terribly challenging for us all.
“I had to have surgery on my neck which screwed all my nerves in. I’ve got numbness down this arm from the surgery. My legs feel going cold, I don’t know if that’s Parkinson’s or what… It’s a weird feeling.”
The rock icon, who spent much of 2019 recovering from surgery after a fall at his home dislodged metal plates in his spine to correct an injury from a 2003 all-terrain vehicle accident, has battled persistent rumors about his health, and at one point, denied he had Parkinson’s.
Now, he’s on the mend, Ozzy revealed he’s on Parkinson’s medication and taking nerve pills.
In November he returned to the stage, performing his collaboration with Post Malone and Travis Scott, Take What You Want, at the American Music Awards. And the star is planning to hit the road later this year to resume his No More Tours 2 trek in May in Atlanta, Georgia. It was previously postponed following the star’s accident.
His album Ordinary Man drops 21 February.