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Ozzy Osbourne Issues Statement on Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis

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Ozzy has issued a statement of his own via social media regarding this morning’s reveal that he is suffering from Stage 2 of Parkinson’s Disease.

Ozzy and his wife, Sharon, broke the news on the TV show Good Morning America. The couple recounted the various health battles that Ozzy has faced over the past year, which caused the cancelation of his touring plans.

In a new post to Twitter this evening, Ozzy thanked fans for their well wishes throughout the day, offering:

“Thank you all so much for your well wishes. It means the absolute world to me. All my love, Ozzy”

On his Good Morning America appearance this morning, Ozzy said of the events that lead to the diagnosis:

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

Added 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 like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.”

It remains unclear whether Ozzy will be able to fulfill his 2020 touring commitments, which are quite extensive and have already been rescheduled (in some cases, twice). You can find those dates below. In the meantime, Ozzy’s new album, Ordinary Man, is set for release on February 21. 

North America with Marilyn Manson

May 27 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena [Tickets]
May 29 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center [Tickets]
May 31 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union [Tickets]
June 2 Charlotte, NC PNC Pavilion [Tickets]
June 4 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Amphitheater [Tickets]
June 6 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium [Tickets]
June 11 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion [Tickets]
June 13 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion [Tickets]
June 16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre [Tickets]
June 18 Hamilton, ON First Ontario Centre [Tickets]
June 20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena [Tickets]
June 22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena [Tickets]
June 24 St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [Tickets]
June 26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center [Tickets]
June 28 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena [Tickets]
July 1 Milwaukee, WI Amer. Family Ins. Amp–Summerfest [Tickets]
July 3 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center [Tickets]
July 7 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place [Tickets]
July 9 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena [Tickets]
July 11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome [Tickets]
July 15 Portland, OR Moda Center [Tickets]
July 17 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center [Tickets]
July 23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion [Tickets]
July 25 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre [Tickets]
July 27 July Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl [Tickets]
July 29 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [Tickets]
July 31 Las Vegas, CA MGM Grand Garden Arena [Tickets]

U.K. and Europe with Judas Priest

October 23 Newcastle, Utilita Arena, UK [Tickets]
October 25 Glasgow, SSE Hydro, UK [Tickets]
October 28 London, The O2, UK [Tickets]
October 31 Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, UK [Tickets]
November 2 Manchester, Manchester Arena, UK [Tickets]
November 5 Dublin, 3Arena, Ireland [Tickets]
November 8 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena, UK [Tickets]
November 11 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle, Germany [Tickets]
November 13 Prague, O2 Arena, Czech Republic [Tickets]
November 16 Vienna, Stadthalle, Austria [Tickets]
November 19 Bologna, Unipol Arena, Italy [Tickets]
November 22 Madrid, WiZink Arena, Spain [Tickets]
November 24 Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland [Tickets]
November 26 Munich, Olympiahalle, Germany [Tickets]
November 28 Mannheim, SAP Arena, Germany [Tickets]
November 30 Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany [Tickets]
December 3 Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena, Germany [Tickets]
December 5 Stockholm, Friends Arena, Sweden [Tickets]
December 7 Helsinki, Hartwall Arena, Finland [Tickets]

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