Ozzy Osbourne Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease
In an exclusive interview with Robin Roberts of 'Good Morning America' on ABC, Ozzy Osbourne made the announcement that he is battling Parkinson's disease.
There's been rumors for months about Osbourne's health after he fell and was hospitalized and had to cancel the remaining scheduled dates on his tour. This is the first time that Ozzy has opened up about his current condition.
According to the report on ABC's website, his wife Sharon said it's PRKN 2, one of the many different types of Parkinson's. She was also quoted as saying,
"It's not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination but it does affect certain nerves in your body. You have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day."
In the interview, Ozzy said,
"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."
Ozzy did say he is feeling a lot better than he did last February after he fell.
The 71 year old musician will be releasing a new studio album called Ordinary Man on February 21st.
Watch the interview from Good Morning America below
[via ABC News]