Reflecting upon his torrid 2019, which saw him battle pneumonia and suffer neck injuries in a serious fall in his bedroom, a visibly emotional Ozzy told Good Morning America host Robin Roberts: “It’s been terribly challenging for us all.
“I did my last show New Year’s Eve (2018) at The Forum (in Los Angeles). Then I had a bad fall. I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves.”
“I found out that I have a mild form of….” Ozzy continued before wife Sharon helped him finish his sentence.
“It’s Parkin 2, which is a form of Parkinson’s. There are so many different types of Parkinson’s,” Sharon explained.
“It’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination but it does effect certain nerves in your body. It’s like you’ll have a good day, a good day and then a really bad day.”
Ozzy added: “A year ago next month I was in a shocking state. I’m on a host of medication, mainly for the surgery. I’ve got numbness down this arm and my legs are going cold. I don’t know if it’s the Parkinson’s or what. 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.”
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