Ozzy Osbourne reveals his struggle with Parkinson's disease: "It’s been terribly challenging"

Ozzy Osbourne, famed musician and TV star, revealed in an exclusive interview this week that 2019 was the "worst, longest, most painful and miserable" year of his life. 

During the interview with Robin Roberts for "Good Morning America," the artist shared that a bad fall early last year in his Los Angeles home led him to learn of his Parkinson's diagnosis. "I did my last show New Year's Eve at The Forum. Then I had a bad fall. I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves," Osbourne told Roberts. 

The rockstar also talked about his struggles since learning he has PRKN2. "It’s been terribly challenging for us all," Osbourne said, but his family has been by his side throughout the entire ordeal. He explained the diagnosis is the biggest reason why he decided to postpone his world tour in April. 

Osbourne has long faced health rumors, at one point he even denied having Parkinson's, but this year, he decided it was time to come clean about what he's been struggling with. 

"I’m no good with secrets," he said. "I cannot walk around with it anymore ’cause it’s like I’m running out of excuses, you know?" 

Since the discovery of the disease, Osbourne has begun taking Parkinson's medication and nerve pills as well. He's also headed to Switzerland with his family to seek additional help from medical professionals. Now that "The Prince of Darkness" is on the recovery track, he revealed that he is more than excited to get back in the studio and possibly reschedule some of his shows.

"He’s gonna get back out there," his wife Sharon exclaimed. "And he’s gonna do what he loves to do; I know it." 

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Ozzy Osbourne canta en los American Music Awards el domingo 24 de noviembre del 2019 en Los Angeles. (Foto por Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Ozzie Osbourne. Credit: 138763Globe Photos/MediaPunch /IPX
Photo by: gotpap/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 11/30/18 Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne are seen in Los Angeles, CA.
Photo by: KGC-138/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 6/10/18 Ozzy Osbourne performing at Download Festival, Donington Park, in Derby.
Photo by: GOTPAP/STAR MAX/IPx 2017 10/10/17 Ozzy Osbourne is seen in Los Angeles, CA.
Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath performs during night one of Ozzfest meets Knotfest at San Manuel Amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in San Bernardino, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, Sharon Osbourne, left, and Ozzy Osbourne arrive at the LA Premiere of "Amy" at The Theater at Arclight Cinemas Hollywood in Los Angeles. Sharon Osbourne returned to the “The Talk” Tuesday, May 10, 2016 where she spoke about her troubles with her rocker husband of 33 years. Osbourne confirmed that she and Ozzy are not living together and said she doesn’t know if they will stay married. Publicists for the couple have not commented on their relationship.(Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Kelly Osborne, left, and Ozzy Osbourne attend the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia on Monday, May 12, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
This June 6, 2013 photo shows singer Ozzy Osbourne, right, and musician Geezer Butler of the rock band Black Sabbath posing for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
Musician Ozzy Osbourne performs during a concert, part of the Ozzy Scream Tour 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, March 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Ozzy Osbourne signs copies of his new CD "Scream" at Amoeba Records on June 20, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Grammy Award-winning rocker Ozzy Osbourne leads Dodger fans in a Guinness World Record-holding longest scream during the Los Angeles Dodgers' baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, June 11, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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