Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that 2019 was the “worst, longest, most painful, miserable year of my life”. This news comes on the heels of a recent, and very false, rumor that the 71 year old vocalist was on his deathbed.
Fans of the established metal icon will remember that in early 2019 it was reported that Osbourne had postponed upcoming North American tour dates following an illness and injury he sustained in a seemingly related fall. His wife Sharon later reported that he had re-injured portions of his back, neck and shoulders from an accident which left him with steel rods and pins, many of which were dislodged during the mid-night fall. Now the Osbourne’s have opened up about the subsequent surgery and the effect it’s had on his health in the last year.
In an exclusive and personal interview on “Good Morning America” Ozzy spoke about the complications he’s experienced since the surgery, stating that, “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..” Sharon said during the interview that the specific type is PRKN 2 and that there are many different types of Parkinson’s.
While the Osbourne’s made certain to stress that this is not a death sentence, they simply couldn’t keep hiding it from their fans and followers anymore.
Featured image – Screen grab from the YouTube video of ABC’s “Good Morning America” GMA Exclusive snippet released Jan 20 2020
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