Ozzy Osbourne says he has Parkinson's in emotional interview with wife Sharon

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Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

The Black Sabbath star and 'Paranoid' singer suffered a fall while on tour last year and had to undergo an operation.

Following that, the 71-year-old started to experience nerve pain which made it difficult for doctors to pinpoint what the issue was.

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Appearing on Good Morning America, 'Crazy Train' singer Ozzy said of his last year: "It has been terribly challenging for us.

"I had to have surgery on my neck which screwed all my nerves. I found out that I have a mild form of...." Unable to finish the sentence, Ozzy's wife Sharon took over.

"It's Parkin 2 which is a form of Parkinson's," she said. "There are so many different types of Parkinson's.

"It's not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination but it does affect the nerves in your body. It's like you'll have a good day, then a good day and then a really bad day."

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Sharon, who married Ozzy in 1982, added that the couple are planning to travel to Switzerland to see a professor who deals with "getting your immune system at its peak".

"We're going to go wherever we can seek answers," Sharon said.

Ozzy added that he was keen to recover so he could get back to touring, admitting that being on the road was like his "drug".

"This is the longest he's even been home," Sharon said.

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