The "Prince of Darkness," Ozzy Osbourne, has spoken exclusively with Kerrang! magazine about his recent Parkinson's revelation. In 2019, Osbourne was forced to postpone his No More Tours II outing after being hospitalized for pneumonia, during which time he took a fall dislodging metal implants from a 2003 accident. It was during this time he was given the Parkinson's diagnosis.
In usual Ozzy fashion, he opened up about his feelings on life and death to the UK magazine with a hint of humility: "Do I ever think about when my time’s gonna come?" he asks. "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."
The singer says he's currently going through a hard period but is doing his best to stay positive.
"Am I happy now? No. I haven’t got my health," he continues. "That thing knocked the s*** 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****** hard sometimes."
As we all take some time to meditate on Ozzy's poignant words, take some solace in the lyrics to his iconic ballad, "Goodbye To Romance" -- we'll all be meeting again in the end, my friends.