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Ozzy has Parkinson’s

Last year was rotten for Ozzy Osbourne–the “most miserable,” he says, of his life. Poor health and constant pain led to canceled tours and fears that The Prince of Darkness was in deep trouble. Unfortunately, 2020 is not off to a good start.

In an interview with Good Morning America with wife Sharon at his side, Ozzy revealed he has Parkin 2, a form of Parkinson’s disease. He said he managed to keep it quiet for about a year, but has decided to go public with the situation.

At this point, the disease has been causing him nerve pain and that his legs often go cold. There was a time in 2019 when the family was worried he may never walk again.

It all started when he took a fall last year, causing an injury that required surgery on his neck. That’s when the nerve pain started. At first, doctors thought it was related to the surgery. When they couldn’t pinpoint the problem, Ozzy underwent a batter of tests. That’s when they uncovered the Parkinson’s.

Ozzy, who is 71, says that’s nowhere near his deathbed, but that he’s not what he used to be. In addition to the pain and his cold legs, he has numbness down one arm.

Ozzy and Sharon will head to Switzerland for treatment. He also says he plans to get back to touring as soon as possible.

Alan Cross

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2 thoughts on “Ozzy has Parkinson’s

  • Now everything makes sense…..

  • I wish this buddy a speedy recovery, well as a great year void of health complications.
    I miss is vibes and would to have him do what he does best as soon as possible.

    I also like to suggest the adoption of a pet dog to ease the process of his recovery (if he doesn’t have any).

    I wouldn’t blame any one who sees no sense in my suggestion, but experience has proven what wonderful benefits a pet can offer to a person recovering.

    Once again, great job and thanks for the work put into the growth of this site.Well done!


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