Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals He Has Been Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease


Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he has been diagnosed with a form of stage II Parkinson’s disease. Appearing on ‘Good Morning America‘ in the below interview this morning (January 21st) alongside his wife Sharon Osbourne, he revealed his diagnosis. Sharon commented of her husband’s condition:

“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.”

Ozzy discussed keeping his diagnosis secret up until now:

“I’m not good at secrets, I cannot walk around with it anymore ’cause it’s like I’m running out of excuses…. I feel better now of owning up to the fact that I have a case of Parkinson’s and I just hope they [his fans] hang in there for me, ’cause I need them.”

Osbourne found out he had the disease after being treated for a bad fall in early 2019. That fall disrupted various surgical work he had done following a severe ATV accident back in 2003. That injury and the resulting surgery earlier this year left him sidelined for much of 2019, leaving him with nerve damage and other complications. The lengthy healing process forced him to cancel various tour dates.

Sharon went on to state in this new interview that she feels her husband has received the extent of the treatment he can for the disease in the United States. The couple now intend to seek more specialized treatment in regards to Ozzy‘s immune system and more in Switzerland in April.

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include shaking and tremors, difficulty with balance and speaking, slowed movement, numbness and stiffness and more. Speaking of his outlook for the future, Ozzy offered:

“I just can’t wait to get well and get back on the road again. That’s what’s killing me. I need it, you know? That’s my drug today. Not all the other crap… I ain’t going yet, I ain’t gonna go anywhere yet.”

Ozzy has also taken to doing Pilates and more to help aid his condition. Osbourne remains determined to complete his planned touring this year and will release a new album titled “Ordinary Man” ahead of those dates on February 21st. The current schedule for his touring plans include:

With Marilyn Manson:

05/27 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena (Tickets)
05/29 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center (Tickets)
05/31 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union (Tickets)
06/02 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion (Tickets)
06/04 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center (Tickets)
06/06 Hershey, PA – Hershey Park Stadium (Tickets)
06/11 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion (Tickets)
06/13 Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion (Tickets)
06/16 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre (Tickets)
06/18 Hamilton, ON – First Ontario Centre (Tickets)
06/20 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena (Tickets)
06/22 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden Arena (Tickets)
06/24 St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater (Tickets)
06/26 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center (Tickets)
06/28 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena (Tickets)
07/01 Milwaukee, WI – Amer. Family Ins. Amp (‘Summerfest‘) (Tickets)
07/03 St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center (Tickets)
07/07 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place (Tickets)
07/09 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena (Tickets)
07/11 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome (Tickets)
07/15 Portland, OR – Moda Center (Tickets)
07/17 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center (Tickets)
07/23 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion (Tickets)
07/25 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre (Tickets)
07/29 San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (Tickets)
07/27 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (Tickets)
07/31 Las Vegas, CA – MGM Grand Garden Arena (Tickets)

With Judas Priest:

10/23 Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena (Tickets)
10/25 Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro (Tickets)
10/28 London, UK – The O2 (Tickets)
10/31 Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena (Tickets)
11/02 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena (Tickets)
11/05 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena (Tickets)
11/08 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena (Tickets)
11/11 Dortmund, GER – Westfalenhalle (Tickets)
11/13 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena (Tickets)
11/16 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle (Tickets)
11/19 Bologna, ITA – Unipol Arena (Tickets)
11/22 Madrid, SPA – WiZink Arena (Tickets)
11/24 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion (Tickets)
11/26 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle (Tickets)
11/28 Mannheim, GER – SAP Arena (Tickets)
11/30 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena (Tickets)
12/03 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena (Tickets)
12/05 Stockholm, SWE – Friends Arena (Tickets)
12/07 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwall Arena (Tickets) may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the links in the above post.