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Ozzy Osbourne Shares A Touching Message For Fans After Revealing His Parkinson's Diagnosis

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By Clark Sparky

Ozzy Osbourne revealed shocking news on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday as he opened up to Robin Roberts about being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He was joined by his wife, Sharon, and their two adult children, Jack and Kelly, as they toured their home and talked about the challenges they have faced since they learned the news last year.

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During one part of the piece, Ozzy talked specifically about how much his fans mean to him, especially during this difficult time.

"They're my air, you know," he admitted. "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.

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

While fighting back tears, Sharon talked about how important the fans are 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."

But she is confident he will be performing for his fans again someday. "He's gonna get back out there," Sharon said. "And he's gonna do what he loves to do; I know it."

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There is no cure for Parkinson's, and Ozzy said he's been suffering from terrible nerve pain.

"It's been terribly challenging for us all," Osbourne said. "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," he continued. "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."

PopCulture.com details what they said is next for their family:

Next, the family will seek answers with a "professional in Switzerland" who will help with Osbourne's immune system, as Sharon says they have "kind of reached a point here in this country where we can't go any further because we've got all the answers we can get."

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