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Ex-Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne announces Parkinson's diagnosis

Wife, Sharon Osbourne, told GMA that the diagnosis “was not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination”

By AP in New York
  • Published 22.01.20, 3:16 PM
  • Updated 22.01.20, 3:16 PM
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This November 24, 2019 file photo shows Ozzy Osbourne performing at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles AP

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne says that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a nervous system disorder that affects movement.

The 71-year-old Grammy winner and former vocalist for the metal band Black Sabbath said during an interview on “Good Morning America” that aired Tuesday that the diagnosis came after a fall last year.

This June 11, 2018 file photo shows musician Ozzy Osbourne, left, and his wife Sharon Osbourne at the Metal Hammer Golden God awards in London.
This June 11, 2018 file photo shows musician Ozzy Osbourne, left, and his wife Sharon Osbourne at the Metal Hammer Golden God awards in London. AP

Osbourne had to cancel tour dates last year due to health troubles. Osbourne said he really wants to get well and get back to performing because he misses his fans.

His wife, Sharon Osbourne, told GMA that the diagnosis “was not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination,” but he had good days and bad days.

Osbourne and his family, including his children and wife, were the stars of their own reality show called “The Osbournes.”