Ozzy Osbourne Says He Doesn't Worry About Death Following Parkinson's Diagnosis
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Ozzy Osbourne has said he doesn't think he will be here 'that much longer' than 15 years as he opens up about his Parkinson's diagnosis.
The 71-year-old told fans he was living with Parkinson's disease earlier this month, prompting an influx of support.
In an interview with Kerrang!, Ozzy said: "Do I ever think about when my time's gonna come? I think about it, I don't worry about it.
"I won't be here in another 15 years or whatever, not that much longer, but I don't dwell on it. It's gonna happen to us all."
He added: "Am I happy now? No. I haven't got my health. That thing knocked the s**t out of me, man, but I'm still here.
"In fact, I worried about [death] more when I was younger than I do now. I just try to enjoy things as much as possible, even though that's so f**king hard sometimes."
Ozzy revealed the sad news in an emotional interview on Good Morning America last week, where he sat alongside his wife Sharon.
The legendary rocker said: "Well, it has been terribly challenging for us all. I did my last show on New Year's Eve... I had a bad fall and had to have surgery on my neck which screwed all my nerves in. And I found out I have a mild form..."
Interjecting, 67-year-old Sharon explained: "Parkin 2, which is a form of Parkinson's and it is - 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.
"It's like you have a good day, a good day and then a really bad day."
He went on to say that not sharing the news with his fans left him feeling 'guilty', adding: "I'm no good with secrets, I cannot walk around with it anymore. Because it's like I'm running out of excuses.
"I feel better now I've owned up to the fact that I have a case of Parkinson's. I just hope they hang out and are there for me because I need them.
"They're my air, you know."
He also vowed to keep performing, despite his diagnosis, promising fans: "I just can't wait to get well and I'll see you on the road again.
"That's what's killing me. I need it, you know, that's my drug today. Done all the other crap - left that by the wayside, survived that and I ain't done yet and I ain't gonna go anywhere yet."