Ozzy Osbourne diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Ozzy Osbourne. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
Ozzy Osbourne. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ozzy Osbourne has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

In an interview aired on US talk show Good Morning America on Tuesday - with Robin Roberts - the Black Sabbath frontman described 2019 as the "most painful and miserable year" of his life. 

Ozzy, 71, 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 up all my nerves."

Ozzy's wife and manager Sharon (67), then explained the heavy metal pioneer's diagnosis, which followed the fall: "It's PRKN 2."

She went on: "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…you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day."


What is Parkinson's disease?

According to Health24: "Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive motor system disorder resulting from a loss of brain cells responsible for dopamine production."

Compiled by Alex Isaacs. (Sources: Good Morning America, Health24)

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