Ozzy Osbourne Says He Has Been Dealing with Parkinson’s Disease Since 2003


Ozzy Osbourne publicity photo – Story by Charles Ken

Ozzy Osbourne reveals that he was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease back in 2003

Last month, metal icon Ozzy Osbourne revealed that he has been dealing with Parkinson’s disease during an appearance on “Good Morning America.” Now, Osbourne has opened up to the Los Angeles Times about his struggle with Parkinson’s and says that he was diagnosed with the disease back in 2003.

“I’m not dying from Parkinson’s. I’ve been working with it most of my life,” he said in the interview. “I’ve cheated death so many times. If tomorrow you read ‘Ozzy Osbourne never woke up this morning,’ you wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, my God!’ You’d go, ‘Well, it finally caught up with him.'”

Osbourne fully intends to go ahead with his solo farewell tour later this year. He’s on medication for the disease and says that he has overcome obstacles in the past– this is just another.

“It’s been a pretty incredible, interesting career,” Ozzy told the Los Angeles Times. “People have written me off time and time again, but I kept coming back and I’m going to come back from this.”

Upon revealing the Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis last month, Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, also stated that the disease would not mean the end of her husband’s career.

“It’s PRKN 2,” Sharon told Good Morning America. “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 … like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.”

Osbourne’s new solo album, “Ordinary Man,” will drop Feb. 21. The album features guest appearances from Elton John, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and bass player Duff McKagan and more.



Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock News

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