Kelly Osbourne has spoken up about her father, Ozzy, being diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
The 35-year-old appeared on Good Morning America with her father, mother, Sharon, and brother Jack to discuss the rock star’s health issues.
During the interview, the “Shut Up” singer expressed concern that the Black Sabbath singer may never be able to walk again after a severe fall in his bathroom in 2019. Ms. Osborne stated that the most challenging thing about his sickness was “seeing somebody you love struggle.”
“It’s very funny how this works because there are certain days where I come in this house, and I’m like, ‘There is absolutely nothing wrong with him,’ and you think, ‘Oh my god, he’s going to be wonderful, we’re leaving for a tour next month,’” Kelly explained.
“And then you come back the next day, and nothing has changed, but it’s as if he can’t feel his arm and get off the couch.
“The most difficult thing is witnessing someone you care about suffer.”
Kelly explained how her father’s Parkinson’s disease had caused a role reversal in their family.
“We have to say, ‘Snap out of it. “Come on, we have to all admit what’s going on here’ so that we can go on,” she added.
“It took some time for everyone to get on the same page.”
“We’ve all learned so much about each other again – and it’s underlined how much we all love each other and how strong we are,” she added of the diagnosis.
“A year ago, we didn’t make sure if dad would ever be able to walk again.”
In a separate interview with GMA, Ozzy disclosed that he is currently on a “slew of drugs” and expressed relief at being able to communicate his condition.
“It’s difficult to hide things because you never feel proper. You are feeling guilty. I’m terrible at keeping secrets. I can’t carry it around anymore. It’s as though I’m running out of excuses,” he explained.
“I feel better now that I’ve admitted to myself that I have Parkinson’s.”
Parkinson’s disease, according to the NHS, is a condition in which areas of the brain deteriorate over time.
Parkinson’s disease is characterized by uncontrollable shaking of certain body portions, delayed movement, and stiff and inflexible muscles.
However, a person suffering from Parkinson’s disease may also have a variety of additional physical and psychological symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and balance and memory issues.
Kelly denied earlier this month that her father was dying, saying she was “sick” of the public speculating surrounding his health.
“I took my family out to lunch. The rest of the day was spent laughing and hanging out with my father. As I get home, I read awful news about my father allegedly being on his deathbed.
“Sometimes the media sickens me!” she added.
“It’s no secret that my father has had a difficult year regarding his health, but this is total nonsense.”