Sharon Osbourne weeps over Ozzy's Parkinson's agony

Ozzy Osbourne [Photo: Courtesy]

Sharon Osbourne has told how emotional new songs husband Ozzy wrote about his Parkinson’s agony have left her in tears.

A source close to the rocker said he poured his soul into the music, which he composed in the weeks and months after being diagnosed with the disease last February.

Sharon said of the new album, ­Ordinary Man, which is out next month: “I can’t listen to it all the way through because it makes me cry. I just can’t.”

The poignant lyrics of track Under the Graveyard include: “Today I woke up and I hate myself. Death doesn’t answer when I cry for help.”

In the title song, he sings: “Don’t forget me as the colours fade. When the lights go down, it’s just an empty stage.”

Prince of Darkness Ozzy previously spoke about finding comfort by working on new material.

His diagnosis came after he fell at home and had to have neck surgery. He also recently suffered from pneumonia, flu ­complications and ­infections in his hand.

The 71-year-old confessed: “If it wasn’t for making this record, I would still be on traction, thinking, ‘I’m going to be lying here forever.

“I’ve missed music so badly. My fans are so loyal and so good. Up until making the album, I thought I was dying. But that got me off my arse. It’s the greatest album I’ve done.”

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Sharon Osbourne [Photo: Courtesy]

It features Elton John, Guns N’ Roses rocker Duff McKagan on bass and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith on drums. Sharon, 67, struggled to hold back tears as she opened up on US TV show The Talk about her husband’s diagnosis.

The mum-of-three said she will take the Black Sabbath singer in April to meet a professor in Switzerland “who gets your immune system at its peak, before assessing treatments”. She added: “We are going to go ­wherever we can go to seek answers.

Ozzy said: “I will go anywhere I will go and see a witch doctor… Whatever it takes. I feel good. I feel very good, I feel very strong.’”

Sharon told her co-hosts: “People have been amazing with their outpouring of love for my husband, and I thank you.” She confessed their battle is “just the beginning” of their efforts to find a cure but insisted the condition wasn’t a death sentence.

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Sharon confirmed Ozzy’s desire to continue with a glittering career that has spanned seven decades.

She said: “He loves to perform. He really needs to get back out there.

“We are not going to stop until Ozzy gets back up there on that stage, where he belongs. It is what he was born to do.”

Ozzy married Sharon in 1982 and they had three children, Aimee, 36, Kelly, 35, and 34-year-old Jack. In Black Sabbath, he shocked fans with stunts such as biting off a bat’s head.

Sharon revealed Jack, who is battling MS, is pushing his father to stay strong.

She added: “He understands what his dad is going through and is like, ‘Come on we can do this.’”


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