Ozzy Osbourne Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease
His new album 'Ordinary Man' arrives next month
Published Jan 21, 2020A month out from releasing new album Ordinary Man, Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Osbourne shared his diagnosis alongside wife and manager Sharon in an interview with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, revealing he had received the news last February after falling in Los Angeles home.
"I did my last show New Year's Eve at the Forum. Then I had a bad fall," he explained. "I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves."
Sharon added that Ozzy was diagnosed with PRKN-2. "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," she explained. "And it's — it's like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day."
Osbourne is now on Parkinson's medication and nerve pills, and also plans to see an immune system specialist in Switzerland later this year.
"I'm a lot better now than I was last February," he admitted. "I was in a shocking state."
You can watch his interview below.
Ordinary Man arrives February 21 through Epic Records. In support of the album, Osbourne will be going on a North American tour with Marilyn Manson. You can see all the scheduled dates here.