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Ozzy Osbourne Was First Diagnosed With Parkinson’s In 2003

In a new interview, Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he has been battling Parkinson’s disease for much longer than we first thought.

While the news was only made public in January of this year, Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he’s actually been battling Parkinson’s disease since 2003.

In a new interview with Los Angeles Times, the heavy metal legend says that it’s been many, many years that he was first diagnosed with the condition. The Prince Of Darkness is battling Stage 2 of the disease, which is considered a “moderate” form and involves stiffness, tremors, and trembling.

“I’m not dying from Parkinson’s,” Ozzy asserts. “I’ve been working with it most of my life. I’ve cheated death so many times. If tomorrow you read, ‘Ozzy Osbourne never woke up this morning,’ you wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, my God!’ You’d go, ‘Well, it finally caught up with him.’”

Ozzy first discussed his battles in an interview with Good Morning America last month.

“I’ve got numbness down this arm from the surgery,” he said. “My legs keep going cold, I don’t know if that’s Parkinson’s or what… It’s a weird feeling.”

Wife and manager Sharon added: “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.”

In an interview with Kerrang! recently, Ozzy discussed his health and wellbeing, and if he ever thinks about death.

“Do I ever think about when my time’s gonna come?” he pondered. “I think about it; I don’t worry about it. I won’t be here in another 15 years or whatever, not that much longer, but I don’t dwell on it. It’s gonna happen to us all.

“Am I happy now? No. I haven’t got my health,” he continued. “That thing knocked the shit out of me, man, but I’m still here. In fact, I worried about [death] more when I was younger than I do now. I just try to enjoy things as much as possible, even though that’s so fucking hard sometimes.”

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Ozzy’s new album Ordinary Man is due out on February 21. His previously postponed No More Tours II world tour is scheduled to start in May. Get your UK tickets here.

Ozzy Osbourne tour 2020

May

27 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
29 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
31 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union

June

2 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
4 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
6 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
11 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
13 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
18 Hamilton, ON First Ontario Centre
20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
24 St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
28 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

July

1 Milwaukee, WI Amer. Family Ins. Amp — Summerfest
3 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
7 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
9 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
15 Portland, OR Moda Center
17 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
25 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
29 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
31 Las Vegas, CA MGM Grand Garden Arena

October

23 Newcastle, Utilita Arena, UK
25 Glasgow, SSE Hydro, UK
28 London, The O2, UK
31 Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, UK

November

2 Manchester, Manchester Arena, UK
5 Dublin, 3Arena, Ireland
8 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena, UK
11 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle, Germany
13 Prague, O2 Arena, Czech Republic
16 Vienna, Stadthalle, Austria
19 Bologna, Unipol Arena, Italy
22 Madrid, WiZink Arena, Spain
24 Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland
26 Munich, Olympiahalle, Germany
28 Mannheim, SAP Arena, Germany
30 Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany

December

3 Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena, Germany
5 Stockholm, Friends Arena, Sweden
7 Helsinki, Hartwall Arena, Finland

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