Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
The Black Sabbath frontman, 71, told Good Morning America, the diagnoses was discovered after a fall.
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 and I found out that I have a mild form.”
His wife Sharon, who is also his manager, added: “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 like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.”
Osbourne continued: “I’m on a host of medications, mainly for the surgery. I got a numbness down this arm for the surgery, my legs keep going cold.
“I don’t know if that’s the Parkinson’s or what, you know, but 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.”
Sharon went on to say that the family will go abroad for treatment as ‘We have reached a point in this country where we can’t go any further because we have got all the answers we can get here, so in April we are going to a professor in Switzerland who deals with getting your immune system at its peak.
“We are going to go wherever we can go to seek answers.”
Ozzy also said he hopes to perform again, saying: “I just can’t wait to get well enough to go on the road, that is what is killing me.
“I need it, that is my drug today. I’ve done all of the other crap, left that by the wayside, survived that, and I ain’t done yet and I ain’t going to go anywhere yet.”