Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis On National Television
“I’m no good at secrets. I cannot walk around with it anymore.” -- Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne has just revealed that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In this new interview with Good Morning America, he and his wife Sharon disclosed that he was given the diagnosis last February following a fall.
Sharon Osbourne said: “It’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination.”
“I did my last show New Year’s Eve at the Forum. Then I had a bad fall,” Ozzy explained. “I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves.” From there he was diagnosed with PRKN-2, a “mild form” of Parkinson’s. He is now on Parkinson’s medication and taking nerve pills, and will be going to a specialized professional in Switzerland in April.
Parkinson’s Disease Due to PARK2
Mutations in the parkin gene are the most frequent cause of early onset, autosomal recessive familial Parkinson’s disease (PD) and isolated juvenile-onset parkinsonism occurring before age 20. Age at onset is typically between childhood and age 40. Patients with the parkin mutation are more likely than other PD patients to have symmetrical involvement, focal limb dystonia, and hyperreflexia at onset. Later they enjoy a very good response to levodopa but may develop levodopa-induced motor fluctuations. Although the rate of progression of PARK2-related parkinsonism is usually relatively slow, there are no specific clinical signs which distinguish these individuals from patients with other causes of PD.
Source: Springer Science
“I feel better now that I’ve owned up to the fact that I have Parkinson’s,” Osbourne said. “I ain’t gonna go anywhere yet.”
You Can Find The Full Interview Below.
Ozzy Osbourne has suffered a number of health issues in 2019. Early in the year, was hospitalized and forced to cancel tour dates due to complications from the flu. He later had the fall that he and Sharon discussed in the GMA interview. This year, Kelly Osbourne denied rumors that her father was on his “death bed.”
Ordinary Man, the new Ozzy Osbourne album, is out February 21 via Epic.