The Black Sabbath hitmaker had a nasty accident at the beginning of the year and was forced to postpone his band’s tour as a result and undergo a tough year of rehabilitation.
Speaking in an interview with ABC News that aired on Good Morning America, he admitted: “It was the worst, longest, most painful, miserable year of my life. When I had the fall it was pitch black, I went to the bathroom and I fell. I just fell and landed like a slam on the floor and I remember lying there thinking, ‘Well, you’ve done it now,’ really calm. Sharon called an ambulance. After that it was all downhill. It wasn’t really a problem for a while. I never noticed any different. Sharon was saying, ‘Are you okay? You seem different.'”
Ozzy previously confessed he thought he was going to die after battling multiple different ailments, because he thought he was paralysed after his awful fall.
He said: “I went to the bathroom in the night, lost my balance and landed flat on my face. I saw this big white flash when I hit the floor and I thought, ‘You’ve finally done it now. I knew it was bad, I thought I was paralysed, so very calmly I said, ‘Sharon, I can’t move. I think I’ve done my neck. Phone an ambulance.’ The pain is constant. The first six months I was in agony. I’d say, ‘Sharon – you’re not telling me the truth. I’m dying, aren’t I?’ I thought I’d got some terminal illness because the improvement was so slow. I’m getting better, but after the surgery the nurses asked me on a scale of one to ten how much pain I was in, and I said, ’55!’ Six months of waking up and being unable to move is a miserable existence.”
Ozzy and his wife/manager Sharon appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday 21st January where Ozzy opened up for the first time about his private health battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Reflecting upon his torrid 2019, which saw him battle pneumonia and suffer neck injuries in a serious fall in his bedroom, a visibly emotional Ozzy told Good Morning America host Robin Roberts: “It’s been terribly challenging for us all.
“I did my last show New Year’s Eve (2018) at The Forum (in Los Angeles). Then I had a bad fall. I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves.”
“I found out that I have a mild form of….” Ozzy continued before wife Sharon helped him finish his sentence.
“It’s Parkin 2, which is a form of Parkinson’s. There are so many different types of Parkinson’s,” Sharon explained.
“It’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination but it does effect certain nerves in your body. It’s like you’ll have a good day, a good day and then a really bad day.”
Ozzy added: “A year ago next month I was in a shocking state. I’m on a host of medication, mainly for the surgery. I’ve got numbness down this arm and my legs are going cold. I don’t know if it’s the Parkinson’s or what. That’s the problem. Because
they cut nerves when they did the surgery. I’d never heard of nerve pain, and it’s a weird feeling.”
Courtesy of Music News.com
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