Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that causes unintentional or uncontrollable movements such as shaking, stiffness, balance, and coordination problems. But did you know that the rockstar has been diagnosed with this disease?
While The Osbournes was still in production, Ozzy Osbourne was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2003. He let people make fun of his symptoms and blame them on his previous drug use. He did not disclose his diagnosis until 2020.
Who Is Ozzy Osbourne?
Ozzy Osbourne rose to prominence in the 1970s as the frontman of the seminal heavy metal band Black Sabbath, delivering iconic songs such as War Pigs, Iron Man, and Paranoid. He launched a successful solo career in 1979, gaining attention for his outrageous public acts and drawing the ire of conservative groups. Osbourne later gained new fans by co-starring in the unlikely hit reality show The Osbournes with his family. (Source: Kerrang)
The Osbournes was a reality television show that followed the home life of heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne and his family. The series debuted on MTV on March 5, 2002, and was the most-watched series on MTV in its first season. On March 21, 2005, the final episode aired. Osbournes Reloaded, an attempt at a revival, was released in 2009 and failed to impress after one episode.
The Osbournes returned in 2018 with a spinoff podcast series. The first episode will air on March 5, 2018. (Source: Kerrang)
The News of Ozzy Osbourne’s Disease
Ozzy Osbourne revealed in a new interview that he has been battling Parkinson’s disease for much longer than previously thought.
Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he has been battling Parkinson’s disease since 2003, although the news was only made public in January of the year 2020.
In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, the heavy metal legend claims that he was first diagnosed with the condition many years ago. The Prince Of Darkness is suffering from Stage 2 of the disease, characterized by stiffness, tremors, and trembling.
I’m not dying from Parkinson’s, I’ve been working with it most of my life. 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.Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy first discussed his struggles with Good Morning America last month.
I’ve got numbness down this arm from the surgery. My legs keep going cold, I don’t know if that’s Parkinson’s or what. It’s a weird feeling.Ozzy Osbourne
Sharon, his wife, and manager, added,
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.Sharon Osbourne
According to an interview with Kerrang! Ozzy recently discussed his health and well-being, as well as whether he ever considers death.
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 15 years or whatever, not that much longer, but I don’t dwell on it. It’s gonna happen to us all. Am I happy now? No. I haven’t got my health. That thing knocked the shit 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 fucking hard sometimes.Ozzy Osbourne