Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after a year of health problems.He described 2019 as the most painful and miserable year during an interview with Good Morning America.
The British musician was hospitalized for a staph infection in his right hand in 2018 and again a year later for pneumonia. In October, he was forced to postpone a European tour for a second time citing continuing health problems, but telling fans: “I’m not dying.” He did his last show in New Years Eve 2018 at the Forum then had a bad fall that required him to get surgery on his neck that screwed all his nerves.
Speaking to the show’s host, Robin Roberts, Osbourne said he was still taking numerous medications. “I’ve got numbness down this arm from surgery, my legs going cold,” he said. “I don’t know if that’s Parkinson’s or what. That’s the problem, because they cut my nerves when they did the surgery. It’s a weird feeling.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 21, 2020
Ozzy had been due to go on the road in the UK with his No More Tours 2 in January 2019, but called off the shows due to ill health. He then postponed all his 2019 appearances following his fall.
He is due back on stage when his US tour starts in Atlanta, Georgia, on 27 May, before his rescheduled UK dates begin in Newcastle in October.