Ozzy Osbourne reveals that he’s suffering from Parkinson’s Disease which is not curable
Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne and his family have finally shed some light on the medical issues that the singer is going through. Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon were recently interviewed by Robin Roberts for Good Morning America.
Sharon Osbourne indicated: “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 — it’s like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.”
Ozzy continued: “I got a numbness down this arm for the surgery, my legs keep going cold… I don’t know if that’s the Parkinson’s or what, you know, but that’s — see, that’s the problem. Because they cut nerves when they did the surgery. I’d never heard of nerve pain, and it’s a weird feeling.”
“I’m no good with secrets. I cannot walk around with it anymore ’cause it’s like I’m running out of excuses, you know?”
“Coming from a working class background, I hate to let people down. I hate to not do my job… 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.”
You can read more excerpts from the interview including what Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne‘s adult children Jack and Kelly had to say at Good Morning America‘s website.
Ozzy Osbourne is scheduled to release a new studio album titled Ordinary Man on February 21, 2020.
Parkinson Canada indicates the following in part about “Understanding Parkinson’s“: “Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease. Movement is normally controlled by dopamine, a chemical that carries signals between the nerves in the brain. When cells that normally produce dopamine die, the symptoms of Parkinson’s appear…
Currently there is no cure. You can live with Parkinson’s for years. The symptoms are treated with medication. Some people with Parkinson’s may benefit from surgery….
Parkinson’s can progress at a different rate for each person. As symptoms change, medication will need to be adjusted. As the disease progresses, non-motor symptoms may also appear, such as depression, difficulty swallowing, sexual problems or cognitive changes….
Every Parkinson’s experience is unique. The symptoms and progression will vary from person to person. Living with Parkinson’s requires an individualized approach which includes all aspects of your life (a holistic approach).”