Ozzy Osbourne has issued a short heartfelt statement to his fans thanking them for their support after he revealed his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis on Tuesday, January 21.
Ozzy Osbourne said he was diagnosed with a “mild form” of Parkinson’s disease early last year at around the time he suffered a serious fall in his bedroom in an interview published on planetrock.com.
“You never feel proper. You feel guilty, y’know. I’m no good with secrets. I cannot walk around with it anymore because it’s like I’m running out of excuses,” said Ozzy. In the interview he was so emotional and he said, “it had been extremely hard to hide the diagnosis from his loyal fans.”
He added: “I feel better now I’ve owned up to the fact I’ve got Parkinson’s. And I just hope (my fans) hang in there for me because I need them. I hope (they’re not going to leave me). Ozzy took to Twitter to issue a short statement to his beloved fans, writing: “Thank you all so much for your well wishes. It means the absolute world to me. All my love, Ozzy.”
Sharon Osbourne also said Ozzy “will be just over the moon” with the outpouring of love from fans.
“He will be taken aback. I’m good. I feel very good. I feel very strong. People have been amazing with their outpouring of love for my husband, and I thank you,” Sharon said.
“Friends that we haven’t spoken to in years have come out and supported Ozzy, and it makes me feel good. And to everyone, thank you,” continued his Sharon.
Sharon also vowed that Ozzy will return to the stage as soon as possible: “We’re not going to stop until Ozzy is back out there, on that stage. It was what he was born to do.”
Ozzy’s No More Tours 2 is still scheduled to resume in Atlanta, Georgia on 27th May.