Ozzy Osbourne has opened up about his condition and shared he has Parkinson’s disease before admitting he can no longer hide his pain.
The 71-year-old singer broke the news during a Good Morning America interview with his wife Sharon.
As the ‘Over the Mountain’ hitmaker admitted, he is on plenty of medications to treat the condition and can’t hide his nerve pain anymore.
According to Mr. Osbourne, his health began deteriorating last year after he had to undergo surgery following a fall.
Shortly after, he started suffering from nerve pain, whereas the doctors were struggling to determine whether his condition is related to the fall or to his underlying conditions.
“It has been terribly challenging for us. I had to have surgery on my neck which screwed all my nerves. I found out that I have a mild form of…” the 71-year-old said as he looked at his wife during the GMA interview.
“It’s Parkin 2 which is a form of Parkinson’s. There are so many different types of Parkinson’s.”
Despite the revelation, Osbourne remained positive and revealed his life wasn’t threatened by the condition as some media channels misreported.
“It’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination but it does affect the nerves in your body. It’s like you’ll have a good day, then a good day and then a really bad day,” he added.
“A year ago, I was in a terrible state. I’m on a host of medication, mainly for the surgery. I’ve got numbness down this arm and my legs are going cold. I don’t know if it’s the Parkinson’s or what. That’s the problem.”
According to the couple, they will most likely seek private treatment in Switzerland.
As for Osbourne’s decision to come clean about his health situation, he admitted feeling guilty about hiding it.
“To hide something is hard – you never feel proper. You feel guilty. I’m no good with secrets. I cannot walk around with it anymore. It’s like I’m running out of excuses. I feel better now that I have owned up to the fact that I have a case of Parkinson’s,” the rock star said.
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