Ozzy Osbourne’s major surgery is no secret to his fans. The Black Sabbath rocker went through the much-needed neck surgery recently, but he’s finally back to feeling his stride again. In a recent interview, Ozzy Osbourne also talked openly about the “agony” of having Parkinson’s disease.
In January 2020, the musician and former Black Sabbath front-man made his “mild” form of the disease diagnosis public for the first time. Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which the brain gradually suffers damage over time. The three most typical symptoms are delayed movement, tight and inflexible muscles, and uncontrollable shaking of various body parts.
During a recent interview with The Guardian, Osbourne disclosed that as a result of the disease, he experienced despair, blood clots, and excruciating nerve agony. He had two metal plates removed from his spine in an operation in June. Osbourne’s wife, Sharon, a judge on The X Factor, said that his back hunched because the screws had fallen loose and were gnawing away at the bone.
With the pressing on the spinal column, I got nerve pain. I’d never f-cking heard of nerve pain! You know when you’re a kid, and you’re playing with snow and your hands get really cold? Then you go in and you pour on hot water, and they start getting warm? And you get those chills? And it f-cking hurts? It’s like that. It got so bad that at one point I thought: ‘Oh God, please don’t let me wake up tomorrow morning.’ Because it was f-ckng agony. You think you’re lifting your feet, but your foot doesn’t move. I feel like I’m walking around in lead boots. Nothing really felt great. Nothing. So I went on these antidepressants, and they work OK.
Osbourne explained how the illness has made it difficult for him to walk and control some body parts. The symptoms of Parkinson’s can have an impact on a person’s mental health in addition to its physical repercussions. It contributed to Osbourne’s despair.
The Prince of Darkness claimed that the progression of the disease’s effects on various bodily parts is the most challenging aspect of living with the illness. Osbourne responded by saying that he had learned to live in the moment while suffering from this health problem.
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