Ozzy Osbourne is in the midst of one of the most incredible comebacks in music. His record, ‘Ordinary Man’, which is his first new record in over ten years and set to be released on February 21st 2020. He’s already released a few tracks as well as gearing up for some dates playing with Marilyn Manson.
Today though, Ozzy has revealed that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which greatly affects his nerves.
In an interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, both Ozzy and his wife Sharon Osbourne opened up on the musician’s struggles and his diagnosis with his medical condition.
“It’s been terribly challenging for us all,” Osbourne told Roberts. “I did my last show New Year’s Eve at The Forum. Then I had a bad fall. I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves.”
“It’s PRKN 2,” Sharon says. “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.”
Ozzy Osbourne postponed his world tour last year after he fell ill with a bout of Pneumonia as well as a bad fall. The musician rescheduled the tour in late 2019 and has stated he’s been on the mend since.
“Coming from a working-class background, I hate to let people down. I hate to not do my job,” said Osbourne. “And so when I see my wife goin’ to work, my kids goin’ to work, everybody’s doing — tryin’ to be helpful to me, that gets me down because I can’t contribute to my family, you know.”
“But you know, put it this way — I’m a lot better now than I was last February. I was in a shocking state.”
At the moment, however, what seems to be the greatest feat for Ozzy is letting down his fans.
“They’re my air, you know,” Osbourne says of his fans. “I feel better. I’ve owned up to the fact that I have – a case of Parkinson’s. And I just hope they hang on and they’re there for me because I need them. I wanna see my people, you know. It’s like I’m – I miss them so much.”
Ordinary Man is set to be released February 21st 2020.