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NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Rock legend @OzzyOsbourne
sits down with @RobinRoberts
and breaks his silence about his private health battle with Parkinson's disease. https://t.co/tYd0K3rQet pic.twitter.com/ANaS82xakY
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 21, 2020
Ozzy Osbourne revealed on Tuesday morning that he has Parkinson's in an emotional interview with his wife Sharon.
The 71-year-old sat down with Good Morning America to reveal he could no longer hide his health struggles and that he is on a 'whole host' of medication to treat his nerve pain.
Fall - Year - Surgery
It began, he said, when he suffered a fall last year and had to undergo surgery for it.
After that, he started experiencing nerve pain and doctors have had a hard time pinpointing whether the fall, the surgery, or his condition are to blame for his condition.
Condition - Sake - Fans
Insisting he was 'far from' his deathbed - as had been misreported - he said he wanted to 'own up' to his condition for the sake of his fans.
'It has been terribly challenging for us,' he said of the last year. 'I had to have surgery on my neck which screwed all my nerves. I found out that I have a mild form of....' he said before looking to his wife to finish his sentence.
Sharon - 'It - Parkin - Form - Parkinson
Sharon chimed in: 'It's Parkin 2 which is a form of Parkinson's. There are so many different types of Parkinson's.
'It's not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination but it does effect the nerves in your body. It's like you'll have a good day, then a good day and then a really bad day.'
Ozzy - Year - State - Host - Medication
Ozzy continued: '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.'
Couple - Options - US - Switzerland - April
The couple revealed they have exhausted the medical options in the US and will travel to Switzerland in April to seek advice from a professor...
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