Legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne is opening up about what it’s like to live with Parkinson’s disease.
The Black Sabbath frontman, who has been living with the brain disorder since 2019, revealed the physical and mental challenges that came with the diagnosis.
“You think you’re lifting your feet, but your foot doesn’t move,” the 73-year-old told The Observer. “I feel like I’m walking around in lead boots.”
Osbourne admitted he battled depression in 2020 as a result of his Parkinson’s diagnosis.
“I reached a plateau that was lower than I wanted it to be,” he explained. “Nothing really felt great. Nothing. So I went on these antidepressants, and they work OK.”
The rocker credits his wife Sharon Osbourne and daughter Kelly Osbourne for enabling him to continue performing despite his health woes.
“Without my Sharon, I’d be f–king gone,” he told the outlet. “We have a little row now and then, but otherwise we just get on with it.”
The rocker’s “life-altering” surgery involved removing and realigning pins in his neck and back.
Along with Parkinson’s and a battle with COVID-19, the musician has been dealing with the ramifications of a 2003 quad biking accident.
More recently, Osbourne revealed he is “fed up” with violence in America, and has made plans to move back to the UK with Sharon.
“Everything’s f–king ridiculous there,” he told The Observer. “I’m fed up with people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings.”
Sharon added that her husband’s health did not factor into the decision, despite fans’ assumptions.
“I knew people would think that. It’s not. It’s just time. America has changed so drastically. It isn’t the United States of America at all. Nothing’s united about it. It’s a very weird place to live right now.”