Ozzy Osbourne Announces That He Has Parkinson’s Disease

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Ozzy Osbourne is a rock icon in his own right, but it seems the star has been secretly battling with his health.

This week, he and his wife, Sharon, broke their silence on the subject of his health – opening up to Good Morning America in an emotional interview, finally revealing what’s been going on.

Keep scrolling to watch the full clip.

Many recognize Ozzy from The Osbournes…

The hilarious reality show followed Ozzy, whose real name is John, and his wife, Sharon, with their two kids, Jack and Kelly.  

But that’s what made the world love them.

But it wasn’t The Osbournes that made Ozzy famous…

It’s a sad reality that many Ozzy fans don’t even realize that he is in one of the most famous and influential metal bands of all time.

Hailing from Birmingham in the U.K. Black Sabbath were the first of their kind all the way back in 1968. Ozzy teamed up with bandmates, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, and Bill Ward, and, together, they started the era of heavy rock and metal music.

Sabbath wasn’t only famous for Paranoid…

They were, and still are, renowned for their wild lifestyles back in their touring days. The band, and Ozzy, in particular, were well known for their alcoholism and heavy drug use.

Ozzy has fallen under fire for numerous things, such as biting the head off a live bat on stage in 1982, snorting a line of live ants when on tour with Motley Crue, and taking every illegal drug that has ever existed. But one of the worst things that he has ever done was attempting to strangle his wife, Sharon, to death in 1984 when heavily under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

And his sobriety has allowed him to focus on his music and family life. Speaking to Rolling Stone back in 2017, he said: “Now I’m coming on five years clean and sober, and I’ve realized what a f****** idiot I was. I mean, I’m still nuts, but in control of it a bit more.”

And having “ran out of excuses,” finally revealed what he has been diagnosed with.

The star appeared on Good Morning America today.

In the emotional interview, Ozzy along with his wife, Sharon, opened up about the health struggles that have been heavily impacting his life. Keep scrolling to check out the clip…

Things went downhill after the star went under the knife and began experiencing nerve pain.

Causing him to require surgery on his neck.

“Well, it has been terribly challenging for us all,” he said.

“I’m no good with secrets, I cannot walk around with it anymore. Because it’s like I’m running out of excuses.”

Sharon interjected by revealing her husband’s illness. “Parkin 2 which is a form of Parkinson’s and it is – 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.”

Parkinson’s is a brain disorder categorized as a presence of “certain recognizable symptoms” which most commonly include uncontrollable shaking or tremor, lack of coordination, and speaking difficulties. Stage 2 is considered a moderate form of the illness.

And can worsen over time as the illness progresses.

“A year ago next month, I was in a shocking state.” “I’m on a host of medication, mainly for this surgery. I’ve got numbness down this arm from the surgery, my legs are going cold. I don’t know if it’s the Parkinson’s or what. That’s the problem.” But that’s not all…

“We’ve kind of reached a point here, in this country, where we can’t go any further because we’ve got all the answers we can get here,” she said.
“So in April we’re going to a professor in Switzerland and he deals with getting your immune system at its peak. We’re going to go where ever we can go to seek answers.” Keep scrolling to watch the full interview…

“It’s like you have a good day, a good day and then a really bad day.”

Let’s hope the pair get the answers they want. Ozzy isn’t the only celeb to reveal a secret health battle. Keep scrolling to find out more about Justin Bieber’s “incurable” illness…