Ozzy Osbourne, 71, has revealed through an emotional interview that he suffering from Parkinson’s, with wife Sharon by his side to support him.
Ozzy shared with the world through Good Morning America that he can longer hide the truth as he is on a “whole host” of medication to help him cope through the nerve pains.
The nightmare began for him last year after suffering from a fall. He had to have surgery on his neck to recover.
After the surgery, he noticed that he was experiencing severe nerve pain and doctors have been trying to make the connection between his nerve pains and the fall since.
Speaking of the accident last year, Ozzy said: “It has been terribly challenging for us.
“I had to have surgery on my neck which screwed with all my nerves.
“I found out I have a mild form of….” at which point Ozzy felt too emotional to talk.
His wife, Sharon, decided to step in to finish off his announcement, saying: “It’s Parkin 2 which is a form of Parkinson’s. There are so many different types of Parkinson’s.
“It’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination but it does affect the nerves in your body.
“It’s like you’ll have a good day, then a good and then a really bad day.”
Ozzy continued: “A year ago I was in a terrible state. I’m on a host of medication, mainly for the surgery.
“I’ve got numbness down this arm and my legs are going cold.
“I don’t know if it’s the Parkinson’s or what. That’s the problem.”
The couple is planning on travelling to Switzerland in April to seek further advice on a Parkinson’s expert, not being satisfied with the resources available in the US.
“We’re going to go wherever we can go to find answers,” Sharon said.
Ozzy added: “We’re lucky we can afford to do that.”
Having had to cancel a few gigs, Ozzy has expressed feeling “guilty” for letting down fans – at the time wanting to hide his diagnosis.
“To hide something is hard – you never feel proper,” he said.
“You feel guilty. I’m no good with secrets. I cannot walk around with it anymore.
“It’s like I’m running out of excuses.
“I feel better now that I have owned up to the fact that I have a case of Parkinson’s.”
So that he can get back on the road and perform for his fans, Ozzy is determined to get better.
“This is the longest he’s ever been home. He really needs to get back out now,” Sharon said.
Ozzy added: “I just can’t wait to get well and get on the road again that’s what’s killing me. I need it you know- that’s my drug.
“I ain’t going anywhere yet.”
It was last February that the rock icon was rushed to hospital following complications of the flu, which forced him to postpone half of his tour.
In April, he had to cancel the tour entirely when he suffered from a fall in his home.
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