Ozzy Osbourne is opening up about his serious health issues.
In a new interview with “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, the “Prince of Darkness” revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last February after a fall.
“It’s been terribly challenging for us all,” Osbourne said. “I did my last show New Year’s Eve at the Forum. Then I had a bad fall. I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves.”
Osbourne’s family have also been by his side through the diagnosis.
“It’s PRKN 2,” his wife Sharon said. “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.”
The musician is still recovering from his surgery after the fall and is taking Parkinson’s medication.
“I got a numbness down this arm for the surgery, my legs keep going cold,” Osbourne said. “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.”
His daughter Kelly said, “The hardest thing is watching somebody that you love suffer.
“It’s kind of become a bit of — I think a role reversal for us, where we have to be like, ‘Snap out of it. Come on we — we have to all admit what’s happening here,’ so that we can get over this. And it took a while for everyone to be on the same page.”
Sharon also revealed that the family are headed out of the country to get her husband 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,” she said. “So in April — we’re going to a professional in Switzerland. And he deals with — getting your immune system at its peak.”