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Ozzy Osbourne Reveals That He Has Known About His Parkinson's Since 2003

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By Natalie Hunter

Ozzy Osbourne has only very recently been vocal about his struggles with Parkinsons disease. While man fans believe that he discovered it after he had to go to the hopsital due to his fall. Meanwhile, according to PopCulture,, Ozzy revealed that he has actually known about his condition since 2003 and has been keeping it under wraps all of this time. After nearly 17 years of fighting, Ozzy is starting to feel better now that he's working on his career again.

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Ozzy told the LA Times that he is "not dying from Parkinson's. I've been working with it most of my life."

He revealed why being diagnosed with Parkinson's wasn't alarming to him. "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,'"Osbourne continued to tell the LA Times.

"It's been a pretty incredible, interesting career," Osbourne said when he had to cancel his 2019 tour.

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People have written me off time and time again, but I kept coming back and I'm going to come back from this," he said. "When? I don't know. I don't want to go back out there until I'm ready."

Ozzy and Sharon first discussed his condition in detail on 'Good Morning America.'

"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 said on the morning program, noting that her husband has PRKN 2. "It's like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day."


"It's been terribly challenging for us all," Ozzy said regarding his diagnosis. "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."

"They're my air, you know. I feel better. I've owned up to the fact that I have — a case of Parkinson's. And I just hope they hang on and they're there for me because I need them," Ozzy said.


"I wanna see my people, you know. It's like I'm — I miss them so much," he added thanking his fans.

"He's gonna get back out there," Sharon then added. "And he's gonna do what he loves to do; I know it."

Ozzy has gone on to record the hit single "Take What You Want" with Post Malone who has commended the singer's strength. He then resumed his tour from where he left off before the fall. Ozzy is currently 71 years old.

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