Former Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he is battling Parkinson’s disease.
In an interview with Robin Roberts on ABC‘s “Good Morning America,” Osbourne revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
“It’s PRKN 2,” Sharon Osbourne shared of Ozzy’s diagnosis. “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.”
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that typically develops slowly over years. Parkinson’s disease symptoms include muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait. After diagnosis, treatments can help relieve symptoms, but there is no cure.
Last year was a really bad one for the rock legend as he faced a series of health setbacks, including a near-deadly staph infection and a fall that damaged his nervous system.
“When I had the fall, it was pitch black. I went to the bathroom and I fell,” recounted Ozzy. “I just fell and landed like a slam on the floor and I remember lying there thinking, ‘Well, you’ve done it now,’ really calm. Sharon [called] an ambulance. After that, it was all downhill.”
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