Ozzy Osbourne is a rock icon in his own right, but it seems the star has been secretly battling with his health.
Following his emotional Good Morning America interview earlier this month, in which he finally revealed what’s been going on, the star has come out and said something even more devasting.
Keep scrolling for the full story.
Many recognize Ozzy from The Osbournes…
The hilarious reality show followed Ozzy, whose real name is John, and his wife, Sharon, with their 2 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 5 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 recently appeared on Good Morning America.
In the emotional interview, Ozzy along with his wife, Sharon, opened up about the health struggles that have been heavily impacting his life.
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.”
“It’s like you have a good day, a good day and then a really bad day.”
In an interview with Kerrang!, the star said: “Do I ever think about when my time’s gonna come? I think about it; I don’t worry about it.
“I won’t be here in another fifteen years or whatever, not that much longer, but I don’t dwell on it. It’s gonna happen to us all.”
Sadly, that wasn’t all…
“Am I happy now? No. I haven’t got my health. That thing knocked the s*** out of me, man, but I’m still here.”
“In fact, I worried about [death] more when I was younger than I do now. I just try to enjoy things as much as possible, even though that’s so f****** hard sometimes.”
This is so sad.
Ozzy isn’t the only celeb to reveal a secret health battle. Keep scrolling to find out more about Justin Bieber’s “incurable” illness…