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Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Battle With Parkinson’s Disease

Ozzy said that he wanted to come clean and let his fans know about what’s been going on.

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In an exclusive interview with Robin Roberts for “Good Morning America,” Ozzy Osbourne, his children and his wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, are shedding light on the private health battle he experienced after a fall and Parkinson’s diagnosis last February.

“It’s been terribly challenging for us all,” Osbourne told Roberts. “I did my last show New Year’s Eve at The Forum. Then I had a bad fall. I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves.”

To complicate the matters further, Osbourne revealed he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that progresses slowly in most people, and has no cure.

“It’s PRKN 2,” said his wife, Sharon. “There’s so many different types of Parkinson’s; it’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body. And it’s — it’s like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.”

Osbourne postponed his world tour and remained largely secluded while he recovered at home. Now, he’s on the mend, revealing that he’s on Parkinson’s medication and taking nerve pills.

“I got a numbness down this arm for the surgery, my legs keep going cold,” he said. “I don’t know if that’s the Parkinson’s or what, you know, but that’s — see, 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.”

Ozzy said that he wanted to come clean and let his fans know about what’s been going on.

“To hide something is hard — you never feel proper,” he said. “You feel guilty. I’m no good with secrets. I cannot walk around with it anymore. It’s like I’m running out of excuses.

“I feel better now that I have owned up to the fact that I have a case of Parkinson’s.”

Ozzy and Sharon revealed they have exhausted the medical options in the U.S. and will travel to Switzerland in April to seek advice from a professor who specializes in the condition.

“We’re going to go wherever we can go to find answers,” Sharon said. Ozzy added: “We’re lucky we can afford to do that.”

Ozzy’s new solo album, Ordinary Man, will arrive on February 21 via Epic Records.

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Ozzy Osbourne Cancels “No More Tours 2”

Ozzy will be taking time to recover from various health issues and traveling to Europe for additional treatments in April.

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Ozzy Osbourne’s 2020 North American “No More Tours 2” has unfortunately been cancelled to allow Ozzy to continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year. This decision was made to accommodate fans who’ve been holding tickets for rescheduled shows and have been asked to change plans, some multiple times. Following promotional obligations for his new Ordinary Man album (out February 21), Ozzy will head to Europe for additional treatments.

“I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year,” Osbourne said. “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks.

“I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans. I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.”

Refunds are available at the original point of purchase. All refunds, including fees, will be returned directly to the credit card used. Additionally, ticketholders who purchased “No More Tours 2” tickets will have first access to tickets when the next tour is announced.

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Ozzy Osbourne To Celebrate Album With Listening Parties, Tattoo Events

Release day will also see Ozzy hosting his first in-store in 10 years, set to take place at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, CA.

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On the eve of the release of Ozzy Osbourne’s Ordinary Man on Epic Records, more than 50 cities around the world will host celebrations for the largest global tattoo sale and album listening event in history. This will be followed by a signing at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, CA on release day – Ozzy’s first in-store appearance in a decade.

Fans attending the February 20 events – to be held simultaneously at tattoo shops in 50 cities around the world – will not only have the opportunity to listen to Ordinary Man in advance of its release, but they’ll also be among the first to select from a collection of exclusive Ozzy-inspired tattoo designs. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

To attend the in-store: purchase Ordinary Man (available on CD, LP or picture disc) in-store at Amoeba Hollywood on February 21. Please note: signing space is limited; line to purchase will form on Sunset Blvd. on February 21, before store opens at 10:30 AM. There is a limit of two copies of Ordinary Man per person for signing. No additional items will be signed at this event and no photos with the artist will be possible.

Ordinary Man marks Osbourne’s first new solo music in almost 10 years. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, Ordinary Man, features a who’s-who of Ozzy friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.

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Motley Crue, Def Leppard Stadium Trek Has Sold More Than 1M Tickets

The massive outing, which also includes Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, has grossed $130 million, with another $5 million generated from VIP seats.

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According to Billboard, Motley Crue and Def Leppard’s stadium tour has already sold more than one million tickets. The massive outing, which also includes Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, has grossed $130 million, with another $5 million generated from VIP seats. The tour saw the fastest sellout in Miller Park history in Milwaukee, with additional shows selling out instantly in Atlanta, Seattle, Charlotte, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago and Denver.

“One band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and another has one of the biggest rock books ever that was turned into a film and the film was seen by tens of millions,” said Crue manager Allen Kovac. “We knew co-headlining would dramatically lift the ticket sales.”

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Upcoming Official KISS Documentary Wants Your Help

The producers are conducting a global hunt for rare and compelling KISS-related media.

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A new official KISS documentary is in the works, according to a post on the band’s Facebook page.

Apparently titled KISSTORY, the upcoming project, due in the fall of 2020, is promised to be the definitive KISS documentary. The producers are conducting a global hunt for rare and compelling KISS-related media. This could include but is not limited to:

  • Never-before-seen footage of the band onstage or offstage during the 1970s,
  • Still photographs or video of the band in the 70s trying to conceal their identity
  • Unscripted, candid or revealing moments between band members, onstage or off, from any era.
  • Obscure local or international TV/Radio interviews or news reports from the 1970s, 80s or 90s.

The post continues: “We want to help the world see the band through your eyes. Don’t miss this chance to become a permanent part of the band’s legacy. KISSTORY is literally being made.”

To upload your video, audio or photographs for consideration, please visit the following website and be sure to include a brief description of your submission in the “Message” section. https://thekissfilm.wetransfer.com

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