Ozzy Osbourne just revealed that he has Parkinson’s disease.
He told Good Morning America this morning (Tuesday) he’d been diagnosed after his fall at home last year. Sharon Osbourne says, “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 is now on Parkinson’s medication and taking nerve pills after the surgery he had last year. He says, “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.”
Sharon adds that before Ozzy returns to the road this summer he’s going to seek out more treatment. “We’ve kind of reached a point here in this country where we can’t go any further because we’ve got all the answers we can get here. So in April — we’re going to a professional in Switzerland. And he deals with — getting your immune system at its peak.”