Ozzy Osbourne, former vocalist of metal band Black Sabbath, reveals he has Parkinson's disease

Ozzy Osbourne revealed the news of his Parkinson's disease diagnosis on Good Morning America.

FP Staff January 22, 2020 12:00:40 IST
Ozzy Osbourne, former vocalist of metal band Black Sabbath, reveals he has Parkinson's disease

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne says that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that causes tremors and slowed movements. There is no cure, but medication can ease symptoms.

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 Osbourne former vocalist of metal band Black Sabbath reveals he has Parkinsons disease

Ozzy Osbourne. Image from Twitter

Osbourne had to cancel tour dates last year due to health troubles. Osbourne said he really wants to get well and get back to performing because he misses his fans. He had previously denied having Parkinson’s, but said he now wanted to be open with his fans.

His wife, Sharon Osbourne, told GMA, "It's PRKN 2. 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."

Watch the interview here

The musician said he was taking Parkinson’s medication and nerve pills.

Osbourne and his family, including his children and wife, were the stars of their own reality show called The Osbournes. His new album, Ordinary Man, will be out on 21 February. The title track from record, featuring Elton John, was released earlier this month. Ordinary Man also includes collaborations with Post Malone, Slash and Tom Morello, writes The Rolling Stone.

(With inputs from agencies)

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