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Ozzy Osbourne has gone public with his diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease.

Osbourne revealed the diagnosis to Good Morning America, where he was joined by his wife/manager, Sharon, and children, Jack and Kelly. The Prince of Darkness was first diagnosed in February 2019. Sharon detailed the diagnosis to GMA’s Robin Roberts saying, “It’s PRKN 2. 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 — it’s like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.”

Ozzy opened up about living with Parkinson’s saying, “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 — see, 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…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?”

 

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