Ozzy Osbourne appeared to be in high spirits as he flashed a peace sign as he stepped out in LA on Friday amid his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Black rocker Saturday, 74, who was most recently seen enjoying a relaxing stroll earlier this week on Thursday, received a prop from a stick while getting some fresh air in the warmer weather.
The Crazy Train singer was diagnosed with the disease in 2003, but did not publicly reveal his diagnosis until January 2020.
The legendary artist, who has hinted at a possible return to the stage to tour again, opted for a monochromatic ensemble for the outing, donning black pants with a plain black jacket.
The star also donned a long black trench coat that he chose to leave unbuttoned, and slipped into a pair of comfortable navy blue sneakers.
STAYING POSITIVE: Ozzy Osbourne, 74, appeared to be in high spirits as he flashed a peace sign as he stepped out in LA on Friday amid his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s battle: The Crazy Train singer was diagnosed with the disease in 2003, but didn’t publicly reveal his diagnosis until January 2020
Ozzy appeared to be in positive spirits and raised his left hand while flashing a peace sign, revealing a sparkling gold watch that was placed on his wrist.
The singer, who has been married to his wife, Sharon Osbourne, since 1982, announced earlier this year in February that he was officially retiring from touring and released a heartfelt statement to express the decision.
He stated at the time, “This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with loyal fans. As you all know, four years ago this month I had a major accident, in which I damaged my spine. The star had a fall in a toilet in 2019, which caused injury to the vertebrae in his neck and required surgery.
My only goal during this time was to get back on stage. He penned my singing voice,” adding that after “three operations,” his body is still physically weak.
“I am honestly humbled by the way you all have patiently held on to your tickets this whole time,” Ozzy kindly told his fans, but made it clear that he would have to cancel his upcoming tour dates. He was set to go on tour starting next month in May.
“I never imagined my touring days would have ended this way,” he wrote, later concluding by thanking his close friends and family, as well as “his fans for their dedication, loyalty, and endless support, and for giving me a life I could never have dreamed of.” I love you all…’
However, the following month, while speaking on An episode of Ozzy talking from Sirius XMThe Rock revealed that, “He’s been working my hardest to try and get back on my feet.”
“But now, if you say to me: ‘Can you get on the road in a month?’ I couldn’t say yes. I mean, if I could tour, I would tour. But right now I can’t book tours because right now I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do them.
KEEPING IT CASUAL: The legendary artist opted for a monochromatic ensemble for the outing, and wore black slacks with a plain black blazer.
High spirits: Ozzy appeared to be in positive spirits and raised his left hand as the peace sign flashed, revealing a gleaming gold watch that had been placed on his wrist
Osborne admitted afterwards, “If it goes well today, if today the doctor says to me, ‘Oh, you can go on tour,’ it’s going to take another six months to get it together, you know?”
In addition, the paranoid rocker got candid about his health battle and revealed, “I feel like a one-legged guy in a kick-ass contest.”
The only thing I have that keeps me going is setting records. But I can’t do that forever. I have to get out there, you know? But he added that he was still in “constant pain”.
“I do what I can to stay away from painkillers, but there are times when I go, ‘You know, I have to take something. I mean, last week I couldn’t… I slept great, and all of a sudden two nights in a row. I never sleep a wink.
Then, much to the delight of loyal Ozzy fans, AC/DC, along with Metallica and Ozzy himself, were announced to be helming a new festival called Power Trip, at diverse Late last month in March.
Other notable artists also set to take the stage include Guns N’ Roses and Tool as well as Iron Maiden.
According to the director, the festival is scheduled to take place later this year in October in Indio, California, where the annual Coachella music festival is also held.
Announcing his retirement: The singer announced earlier this year in February that he was officially retiring from touring and released a heartfelt statement to express the decision.
Focus on recovery: However, the following month, while speaking on an episode of Sirius XM’s Ozzy Speaks, the rocker revealed that if he gets a doctor’s approval, “it will take another six months to get it together…”
BACK TO THE STAGE: AC/DC, along with Metallica and Ozzy himself, are helming a new festival called Power Trip, was announced, per Variety late last month in March.
In January 2020, the star, also known as the ‘Prince of Darkness’, revealed that he has Parkinson’s disease in an emotional interview with his wife, Sharon.
The 71-year-old sat down with Good morning America To reveal that he can no longer hide his health problems and that he takes a “full range” of medication to treat his nerve pain.
He said it started when he had a fall in 2019 and had to undergo surgery for it. Afterwards, he began experiencing nerve pain and doctors had difficulty determining whether the fall, the surgery, or his condition was to blame for his condition.
Insisting that he was “far from” his deathbed – as has been falsely reported – he said he wanted to “hold on” to his condition for the sake of his fans.
“It was a terrible challenge for us,” he said of the past year. I had to have surgery on my neck which pulled all my nerves. I discovered I had a mild form of…’ he said before looking at his wife to finish his sentence.
Sharon added, “It’s Parkin 2 and it’s a form of Parkinson’s disease. There are different types of Parkinson’s disease.
Possible performance: According to the outlet, the festival is set to take place later this year in October in Indio, California, where the annual Coachella music festival is also held.
Health fight: Insisting that he’s ‘far from’ his deathbed – as incorrectly reported – he said he wanted to ‘confess’ his condition for the sake of his fans
MYTH: In January 2020, the star, also known as the “Prince of Darkness,” revealed that he had Parkinson’s disease in an emotional interview with his wife, Sharon; Seen in September 2022 performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show
Grateful to his fans: Earlier in February, the rock singer sent his love to his fans, as well as relatives and friends, when he retired from touring.
Biggest supporter: Ozzy’s wife, with whom he tied the knot in 1982, has been by his side amid his health battle; The couple seen in January 2020 in Beverly Hills
LATEST SURGERY: In June 2022 Ozzy had spinal surgery with Sharon giving fans an update shortly thereafter
Michael J. Fox is a celebrity who also suffers from the disorder, which targets the central nervous system and can affect movement.
In June 2022, Ozzy underwent spinal surgery with Sharon giving fans an update shortly thereafter.
Our family would like to express so much gratitude for the tremendous amount of love and support that led to Ozzy’s surgery! Ozzy is fine and on the road to recovery! Your love means the world to him, concluded the TV personality.
Later that same year, the Crazy Train singer hopped onto the stage to perform during an NFL performance in September 2022.