Ozzy Osbourne reveals Parkinson's diagnosis

Publish Date
Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 9:17AM
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Rock icon Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he has Parkinson's disease, a nervous system disorder that affects movement. 

The 71-year-old Grammy winner and former vocalist for the metal band Black Sabbath said during an interview on "Good Morning America" that aired Tuesday that the diagnosis came after a fall last year.

Ozzy's wife, Sharon, who sat next to him in the interview, noted that her husband is suffering from PRKN 2, which is a form of Parkinson's. "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 – it's like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day."

"I feel better now that I've owned up to the fact that I have a case of Parkinson's," he said. "And I just hope (my fans) hang on and they're there for me because I need them."

Ozzy Osbourne said he's undergoing treatment for the disease and said fans shouldn't count him out.

Osbourne and his family, including his children and wife, were the stars of their own reality show called "The Osbournes."