Ozzy Osbourne and his family — including his wife Sharon, daughter Kelly and son Jack — stopped by Good Morning America on Tuesday (Jan. 21) to discuss his recent health setbacks and reveal that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
The rock star received the diagnosis last February after experiencing a fall in his home and needing neck surgery. “It’s been terribly challenging for us all,” he 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.”
Explaining his decision to go public with the diagnosis, the Prince of Darkness said, “I’m no good with secrets. I cannot walk around with it anymore ’cause it’s like I’m running out of excuses, you know?”
Sharon Osbourne added that while the disease is rough, it’s “not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination.” “It’s like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day,” she said.
Osbourne, who is now on Parkinson’s medication and nerve pills and will next visit a specialist in Switzerland to cope with the disease, said he hopes he can count on the support of his fans. “They’re my air, you know,” he said. “I feel better. I’ve owned up to the fact that I have a case of Parkinson’s. And I just hope they hang on and they’re there for me because I need them.”
You can watch the interview segment below.
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