During a conversation with The Guardian (The Observer), Ozzy Osbourne talked about his experience battling Parkinson’s disease and nerve pain (the latter related to his spine). Somewhat recently, the singer underwent a major medical procedure, a procedure that his wife, Sharon Osbourne, said would “determine the rest of his life.”
In talking about his struggles with Parkinson’s disease, Ozzy talks about the various difficulties that comes with it. While talking about what it is like to live with Parkinson’s disease, Ozzy says, “You think you’re lifting your feet, but your foot doesn’t move. I feel like I’m walking around in lead boots.”
His physical struggles have also impacted Ozzy on an emotional and mental level as well. Speaking to his mental state while battling this disease, Ozzy shared, “I reached a plateau that was lower than I wanted it to be. Nothing really felt great. Nothing. So I went on these antidepressants, and they work OK.”
He goes on to further talk about his experience trying to cope with the disease. Along with Parkinson’s, Ozzy has also struggled with spinal related pain and nerve damage. He even mentions that the nerve pain got so bad that, at one point, he thought to himself, “Oh God, please don’t let me wake up tomorrow morning.”
“You learn to live in the moment, because you don’t know [what’s going to happen]. You don’t know when you’re gonna wake up and you ain’t gonna be able to get out of bed. But you just don’t think about it.
“With the pressing on the spinal column, I got nerve pain. I’d never fucking heard of 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 you pour on hot water, and they start getting warm? And you get those chills? And it fucking hurts? It’s like that. It got so bad that at one point I thought: ‘Oh God, please don’t let me wake up tomorrow morning.’ Because it was fucking agony.
It is horrible that Ozzy has had to go through such horrendous suffering. We hope that he feels relatively much better now and that he can find greater peace and comfort in his life.