Ozzy Osbourne determined to get back onstage
By Camden Mondeaux on March 2, 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 06: Ozzy Osbourne Announces “No More Tours 2” Final World Tour at Press Conference at his Los Angeles Home on February 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Osbourne reports he is trying stem cell treatments and Pilates to get back onstage. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Live Nation)
Ozzy Osbourne is relying on stem cell treatments and Pilates to help him manage Parkinson’s symptoms and to get back onstage.
By: Cami Mondeaux
Osbourne has been laying low since suffering from pneumonia last year and revealing his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis in January. He has been avoiding the spotlight, especially after canceling his U.S. tour last month.
Since then, he’s headed to Switzerland for treatment.
In an interview with UK TV show Good Morning Britain, Osbourne and his wife-manager duo Sharon opened up about his recovery process. That’s when they revealed he is undergoing stem cell treatment to attempt lessening the symptoms and boost his immune system.
“There’s a professor there (in Switzerland),” Sharon said. “He hasn’t got a cure for Parkinson’s, no one has but what he can do is… he can get Ozzy’s imune system to here (points high), so now, if Ozzy was to catch a cold it would turn into pneumonia.
Ozzy has also taken up Pilates, working hard to get fit again. But, he says he won’t really feel like himself again until he’s back on stage performing.
“I exercise as much as I can. I’ve got a trainer, I do Pilates, nurses 24/7, but the best medication I can get is being in front of an audience, which is breaking my heart, to be honest,” he said. “I will (perform again). Absolutely. I will be up there.”