Rocker Ozzy Osbourne reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne revealed his new health diagnosis this week. He discussed his battle with Parkinson’s disease on Good Morning America to raise awareness of the importance of visiting your doctor routinely.

By mporter on January 21, 2020
LONDON – NOVEMBER 16: Musician Ozzy Osbourne arrives at the live final of the UK Music Hall Of Fame 2005, the culmination of the two-week Channel 4 series looking at 1950’s-1990’s popular music, at Alexandra Palace on November 16, 2005 in London, England… (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)

By: Madeleine Porter

The rock god Ozzy Osbourne, 71, has revealed his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. In an interview on “Good Morning America”, which aired Tuesday, the rocker shared the news with his wife Sharon.

The Osbourne family backstage at TRL at the MTV Studios in New York City. (l to r) Ozzy, Kelly, Sharon, and Jack Osbourne. 3/19/02 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect

Ozzy Osbourne Current Health Condition

Osbourne has had a number of health issues since last year, including severe infections and a fall. During the interview, Osbourne revealed 2019 as the “most painful and miserable year” of his life.

He reported he found out about the neurodegenerative disease after experiencing health complications resulting from the fall. “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 and I found out that I have a mild form,” said Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne said her husband has stage 2 Parkinson’s. “There are 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,” Sharon said.

Ozzy Osbourne Health History

Ozzy Osbourne has survived other health issues making him a medical miracle. Osbourne describes himself as a hypochondriac; he has survived medical mysteries making him almost invincible.

He has survived rabies after eating a bat, smoking cigars like cigarettes, being hit by a plane that crashed into his tour bus, seizures, and even cataracts. Osbourne has reported details as to how he has changed his health habits as he’s gotten older.

With many near-death experiences, Osbourne has emphasized the importance of early detection by visiting doctors routinely.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that affects your body’s ability to produce dopamine, a chemical that helps you control bodily movements. A lack of dopamine causes symptoms like uncontrollable shaking in your limbs, tremors, slow movements, and a rigid, stiff feeling in your body. Parkinson’s is not a terminal condition and there are luckily medications to help control the movement symptoms of the disease.

Even with the new diagnosis, Osbourne has continued to work and plans to keep performing and recording. His latest album “Ordinary Man” will be released next month as planned.

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