Ozzy Osbourne’s health issues may have taken a bigger toll than we knew

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have weathered more than enough scandal and controversy. For example, there was the time Ozzy tried to kill Sharon, something most spouses would find hard to forgive. But Ozzy and Sharon aren’t most spouses. According to Closer Weekly, Ozzy had just split from his wife Thelma Riley when he married Sharon in Hawaii in 1982. She worked as his manager and they starred in their own reality show The Osbournes along with two of their three children.

So they worked and lived together 24/7 for an extended period of time which would result in a lot of people taking it to divorce court. Aside from a few downtimes here and there, however, the couple is held together through thick and thin. Sharon even stayed with Ozzy after he had an affair with his hairstylist, Michelle Pugh. Sharon confessed to The Telegraph that it wasn’t the first time he’d gotten it dirty. Ozzy had cheated on her with six other women.

But her greatest challenge was yet to come. The rock icon has suffered multiple injuries over the years and has struggled with both physical and mental ailments. However, his health issues may have taken a bigger toll than we thought. Ozzy told Good Morning America that he was diagnosed with a “mild” form of Parkinson’s in 2019. According to the Mayo Clinic, the progressive and incurable disease attacks the nervous system, negatively affecting the parts of the body it controls. For Ozzy, it seems his Parkinson’s disease has already progressed from mild to intense.

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Ozzy Osbourne suffers from chronic pain

Speaking to Good Morning America, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne said her husband has “PRKN 2,” which the National Library of Medicine says is an early onset of the disorder. “There are so many different types of Parkinson’s,” Sharon explained. She said Ozzy has “a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.” Unfortunately, in recent years, the bad days have started to outweigh the good ones.

In an August 28 interview with The Guardian, Ozzy said he had suffered from blood clots, extreme depression and debilitating 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 pour hot water on and they start to get warm? And you get those chills? And does it fucking hurt? That’s how it is,” he explained.

Ozzy admitted that at one point the pain got so bad that he didn’t want to go on living. He described the effects Parkinson’s had on his ability to control body parts and walk. “You think you’re lifting your feet, but your foot isn’t moving,” Ozzy shared. “I feel like I’m walking around in lead boots.” Meanwhile, the couple’s love for each other is still as strong as on the first day. Ozzy and Sharon shared a sweet memento in July to celebrate four decades of marital struggles and bliss. “40 years ago today! Happy anniversary my love,” the performer captioned the photo.