Ozzy Osbourne has been diagnosed with a form of Parkinson’s disease.
Osbourne, 71, revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkin’s II after suffering health complications due to a life-threatening fall in his bathroom in 2019.
Speaking on Good Morning America, he said: “It has been terribly challenging for us all. I had to have surgery on my neck which screwed all my nerves. I found out that I have a mild form of…”
Osbourne’s wife Sharon then took up the sentence, saying: “It’s Parkin’s II, which is a form of Parkinson’s. 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.”
Ozzy added: “I’m on a host of medications, mainly for this surgery. I’ve got numbness down this arm from the surgery, my legs [keep]going cold. I don’t know if that’s Parkinson’s or what. That’s the problem, because they cut nerves when they did the surgery. It’s a weird feeling.”
The Tour originally planned for this year, after being hospitalised with pneumonia and a subsequent fall in January, he had to tweak the date After rescheduling the concerts to take place between January 2020 and March 2020, yesterday he was forced to postpone due to needing more time to recover from the surgery he underwent. Following his fall, the metal rods in his body, which were inserted after a devastating quad bike accident in 2003, became dislodged, putting him back in hospital.
“Ozzy recently developed pneumonia and has spent some time in hospital. Thankfully he is now through the worst part,” wife Sharon Osbourne said in a statement.
His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for a full six weeks with no travel.”
The shows will be rescheduled beginning in February 2020 and concert-goers are being asked to hold onto their original tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Because some of the 2019 dates were festival appearances, not all will be rescheduled. Below are the new North American dates; the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl show will be rescheduled in July 2020,