OZZY OSBOURNE Reveals Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis Was Made In 2003 - "I'm Going To Come Back From This"
February 13, 2020, 4 days ago
Speaking with the Los Angeles Times in a new interview, Ozzy Osbourne discussed his Parkinson's disease diagnosis, which was made public back in January. Following is an excerpt from the interview. He revealed it was first diagnosed back in 2003.
Ozzy: "“I’m not dying from Parkinson’s. I’ve been working with it most of my life. I’ve cheated death so many times. If tomorrow you read ‘Ozzy Osbourne never woke up this morning,’ you wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, my God!’ You’d go, 'Well, it finally caught up with him.'"
It’s been a pretty incredible, interesting career. People have written me off time and time again, but I kept coming back and I’m going to come back from this. When? I don’t know."
With regards to performing again following several cancelled shows due to his recent health issues:
"I don’t want to go back out there until I’m ready.”
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On the eve of the release (February 20) of Ozzy Osbourne's Ordinary Man (Epic Records), more than 50 cities around the world will host celebrations for the largest global tattoo sale and album listening event in history.
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, head here, and watch the video below:
Ozzy has set Friday, February 21 as the release date for his new Ordinary Man album. Marking his first new solo music in almost 10 years, the album has been preceded by the release of two singles, the title #1 rock track "Under The Graveyard", which was followed by "Straight To Hell" featuring Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash. Pre-order the album here.
Ordinary Man will be available as a standard CD, deluxe CD, black vinyl, deluxe gatefold swirl color vinyl, picture disc and digital album. In addition, all physical copies of the album will include a unique code that will allow the purchaser to enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of over 300 Ozzy prizes (including an official Ozzy laminate to get into any show on the 2020 No More Tours 2, meet and greets with Ozzy, a gift certificate to the Ozzy global store and much more!) All details on the sweepstakes can be found at ozzy.com.
Release day will see Osbourne hosting his first in-store in 10 years, set to take place at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, CA at 5 PM. To attend: 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.
"It was a lot of fun to do though it's a lot different from my other albums," Ozzy says of the album. "We recorded it quickly, which I haven't done since the first Black Sabbath album. This made it a different process, which I actually enjoyed."
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, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.
"It all just came together," Ozzy explains of the guest stars. "Slash is a dear friend of mine, as is Elton. When I was writing 'Ordinary Man,' it reminded me of an old Elton song and I said to Sharon, 'I wonder if he would sing on it?' We asked and lo and behold, he agreed and sings and play piano on the song."
"Ordinary Man" is available for streaming below:
Videos for the singles, "Straight To Hell" and "Under The Graveyard", can be seen below: