Thursday, February 13, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne reveals more details about Parkinson’s diagnosis

Ozzy Osbourne is sharing more details about his battle with Parkinson’s disease, the long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.

The rocker – who revealed news of his health issue last month during an appearance on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America – now tells the Los Angeles Times that it was first diagnosed back in 2003.

“I’m not dying from Parkinson’s. I’ve been working with it most of my life,” Ozzy explains while noting that the medication he takes for tremors can cause short-term memory loss. “I’ve cheated death so many times. If tomorrow you read ‘Ozzy Osbourne never woke up this morning,’ you wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, my God!’ You’d go, ‘Well, it finally caught up with him.’

“It’s been a pretty incredible, interesting career,”
he continued. “People have written me off time and time again, but I kept coming back and I’m going to come back from this,” as he hopes to resume his farewell tour.

“When? I don’t know,” he says. “I don’t want to go back out there until I’m ready.”

Osbourne will release his first album in a decade, “Ordinary Man”, on February 21.

The singer has announced a series of events in more than 50 cities around the world to launch the project, with Osbourne set to host an in-store signing event at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, CA on the day of release.

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