SHARON OSBOURNE on OZZY’s Parkinson’s diagnosis: ‘Suddenly your life stops – life as you knew it’

Sharon Osbourne talked about her husband ozy‘s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

ozy was first diagnosed with the neurological disorder in 2003, but the legendary singer didn’t reveal he had the condition until a January 2020 appearance on “Hello America”.

Sharon was asked about the effect her husband’s diagnosis had on her in a candid conversation with the broadcaster Jeremy Paxmanwho was diagnosed 18 months ago, in his TVI documentary “Paxman: Supporting Parkinson’s Disease”.

She said: “I just think of my husband, who was very energetic, loved to walk around, did a two hour show on stage every night, running around like crazy. Suddenly your life stops, life as you knew it.”

She added: “When I look at my husband, my heart breaks for him. I’m sad for me to see him like this, but what he’s going through is worse. When I look at him and he doesn’t know, I ‘I, like, cry.’

Asked about the positive aspects of the disease, Sharon replied, “The positive thing is that we are spending a lot more time together as a family and I love my husband more than I did three years ago.”

Sharon also revealed that ozy uses cannabidiol, known as CBD, a cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant that does not have psychoactive effects, as it causes disturbing dreams due to Parkinson’s disease,

She says: “[Ozzy] was always onto something, he always liked to dabble with old drugs. But now he takes this stuff at night. What’s that stuff everyone’s smoking? Marijuana. It’s something that comes out of it – cannabidiol.”

“Paxman: Supporting Parkinson’s Disease” follows Jeremy‘s story of living with the degenerative disease, which affects one in 500 people and damages the brain over the years.

seventeen years ago, ozy said he had been diagnosed with Parkin syndrome, a genetic condition that has symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease, such as body tremors. At the time, he said he was relieved that his debilitating body tremors were due to Parkin and not his life of drug addiction.

In January 2020, ozy said in uk Kerrang! magazine that he thinks a lot about death, but doesn’t care. “I won’t be here in 15 years or whatever, not much longer, but I don’t dwell on it,” he explained. “It’s going to happen to all of us.

“Am I happy now? No. I don’t have health,” he continued. “That thing scared the shit out of me, man, but I’m still here. In fact, I was worried about [death] more when I was younger than now. I just try to enjoy things as much as possible, even if it’s very hard sometimes.”