Ozzy Osbourne announced in a video piece for “Good Morning America” earlier this week that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The rock legend was joined by his wife, Sharon, and his two kids, Jack and Kelly, in the package as they all discussed the diagnosis and what it means for their family.
Since that aired, Jack hasn’t said anything publicly about his dad’s condition until he made an Instagram post on Friday with a touching caption.
“Dad, Bear and myself around 87’. Just with all that been said this week I figured I’d show some love to my father. He’s the strongest man I know and what he has been facing will only make him and stronger/better man,” he wrote alongside a photo of him as a little kid with Ozzy.
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The post had fans feeling an array of emotions and they shared them in the comments.
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“Oz is a rock. I love you and your family. Strength is all our STRENGTHS!!!! I’m always here to hug you, love you all, bake for you – be a backbone. You can count on me forever,” one fan said.
“We all have immense love for Ozzy, and your whole family. My 2 year old son even calls him “Papa Ozzy.” It was so cute, I was watching an interview he did awhile back and my son started laughing and said “Papa Ozzy silly” and now he calls him that every time he see’s a picture or hears his songs,” another said.
“Sorry to hear about your dads diagnosis, but you are a strong family and are always there for each other,” a third fan replied.
“Amen !!!! He’s been my rock because he is such a survivor and still so humble . Love you all … can’t wait till see him in June ! Even if he sits on his throne and sings we will be there !!! You can’t kill Rock N Roll!!!” someone else wrote.
“Great pic, always loved your dad, he will be brave and classy throughout this battle,” a fan said.
Sharon explained to “GMA” that Ozzy has PRKN 2, which is a form of Parkinson’s.
“There’s so many different types of Parkinson’s,” Sharon continued to explain. “It’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body. It’s like you have a good day, a good day and then a really bad day.”