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Ozzy Osbourne Reveals He Worried More About Death When He Was Younger Than He Does Now

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By Clark Sparky

Ozzy Osbourne made the surprising announcement alongside his family last week that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

In an interview this week, he was asked about the diagnosis and how if he thinks about the possibility of death.

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"Do I ever think about when my time's gonna come? 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," he said.

"Am I happy now? No. I haven't got my health. That thing knocked the s— out of me, man, but I'm still here," he went on to say, referring to the pneumonia he suffered from last year. "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 f—ing hard sometimes."

He continued by saying that making new music and releasing his album recently has helped him feel better.

"If you saw me at the beginning of last year you'd think I was f—ed. But I honestly think making this album is the best medicine I could have had. I was doing something, something I like to do. I wish I could do more, but it just felt great," Osbourne said.

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His wife, Sharon, talked about the diagnosis on "Good Morning America" when they made the announcement.

"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," Sharon explained. "It's like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day."

She also talked about his fans and how important performing in front of them is to her husband.

"It just means so much to him, what he does. He loves to perform. It is the air that he breathes," Sharon said. "This is the longest he's ever been home and it's time for him to get back on the road 'cause he's driving me mad. So he really needs to get back out there. He really does."

"It's been terribly challenging for us all," Osbourne added. "I did my last show New Year's Eve at The Forum. Then I had a bad fall. I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves."

"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."

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