After A Very Slow Walk Down A Ramp At West Point Donald Trump Is Revealing In A New Interview That He Doesnt Think He Has Parkinsons Disease
Donald Trump is aghast at how his health was called into question following his trip to the United States Military Academy at West Point on June 13. He needed two hands to hold a glass of water up to his mouth while giving the commencement speech and appeared to shake. Then he walked very slowly down ramp in such a manner that #TrumpIsNotWell began trending on Twitter. The president actually responded to the debate about his pace that same evening, with a detailed explanation tweet blaming the “slippery” ramp. In a new interview, Trump, 74, says he “doesn’t think” he has Parkinson’s disease, as some have questioned. Parkinson’s is a progressive central nervous system disorder that causes body tremors.
“I went to West Point over the weekend, made a very good speech, according to everybody. They said the speech was one of the best. The kids thought it was one of the best they’d ever heard. Stood up there for a long time saluting,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal‘s Michael C. Bender in a June 16 interview. He then went on to explain his walk from the podium, where Trump claimed, “‘And does he have Parkinson’s? I don’t think so.”
The ramp that I descended after my West Point Commencement speech was very long & steep, had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery. The last thing I was going to do is “fall” for the Fake News to have fun with. Final ten feet I ran down to level ground. Momentum!
— Donald J. Trump June 14, 2020
Vladimir Putin Is Battling Cancer And Parkinsons Had To Undergo Emergency Surgery In February: Sources
The fresh claims about Putin’s ill health come after a political analyst’s earlier claims about the leader’s failing health were rubbished by the Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancer, is showing symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, and had emergency surgery this year in February, political analyst Valery Solovei’s sources claimed. Solovei also speculated that the Russian strongman plans to announce his exit from Kremlin early next year. The fresh claims about Putin’s ill health come after Solovei’s earlier claims about the Kremlin leader’s failing health were rubbished by the Kremlin.
The political analyst has now doubled down on the Parkinson’s rumors he sparked earlier this month by claiming he has been told that Putin has been treated for cancer. Solovei claimed his Kremlin sources are “at the epicenter of decision making”. While talking about Putin’s apparent health issues, the analyst said: “One is of psycho-neurological nature, the other is a cancer problem. If anyone is interested in the exact diagnosis, I’m not a doctor, and I have no ethical right to reveal these problems,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
Putin Is Battling Cancer As Well As Parkinsons And Had Emergency Surgery In February Source Claims
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VLADIMIR Putin has cancer – as well as symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease – and had emergency surgery in February, it was claimed today.
Political analyst Valery Solovei – whose earlier claims about the Russian strongman’s failing health were denied – also said Putin plans to announce his Kremlin exit early in the New Year.
Solovei has doubled down on Parkinson’s rumours he sparked earlier this month by revealing he has been told the president has been treated for cancer.
He claims to have Kremlin sources “at the epicentre of decision making”.
Solovei said of 68-year-old Putin’s twin health traumas: “One is of psycho-neurological nature, the other is a cancer problem.
“If anyone is interested in the exact diagnosis, I’m not a doctor, and I have no ethical right to reveal these problems.
”The second diagnosis is a lot, lot more dangerous than the first named diagnosis as Parkinson’s does not threaten physical state, but just limits public appearances.
“But there is a fatal diagnosis.
“Based on this information people will be able to make a conclusion about his life horizon, which wouldn’t even require specialist medical education.”
Solovei claims Putin underwent surgery in February and another Russian source went on to claim it was an abdominal cancer operation.
He left the post last year for what he said were “political reasons”.
‘biff Is President’: Michael J Fox Says Trump Has Played On ‘every Worst Instinct In Mankind’ Aris Folley
“Every worst instinct in mankind has been played on , and for me that’s just anathema. Biff is president!” he said in a broad interview with The Guardian published this past weekend.
“Biff” is the bullying villain from the “Back to the Future” franchise, in which Fox starred as Marty McFly.
In 2015, screenwriter Bob Gale, who helped create “Back to the Future Part II,” said the character of Biff was also loosely based on Trump, who, in the years prior to his presidency, had garnered fame as a real estate mogul and reality television star.
Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, was also pressed for his thoughts on the viral moment from 2016 in which Trump, a Republican presidential candidate at the time, appeared to mock a New York Times reporter who has a disability.
“When you see your particular group mocked, it’s such a gut punch,” he told the outlet. “It’s so senseless and cheap.”
“There’s no way I get up in the morning and mock orange people,” he also said in a swipe at Trump.
The recent comments add to a list of remarks Fox has made taking aim at the president over the years.
He was also one of a number of Hollywood stars to attend an anti-Trump protest held in place of the United Talent Agency’s regular pre-Oscars party a month after the president’s inauguration in 2017.
Michael J Fox Credits His Wife Tracy Pollan For Helping Him Through His Diagnosis And Beyond
When diagnosed with a chronic disease as Michael J. Fox was, it’s only natural to ask, “Why?” Perhaps there’s a comfort in understanding the cause and effect in this situation. Maybe just being able to connect the dots creates some control. However, the “why” is often the most difficult if not impossible factor to determine.
Despite all of the research into Parkinson’s, the exact cause of it remains unknown, according to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Several components are connected to the disease, but like random jigsaw puzzle pieces, it is still not clear how these elements come together to cause Parkinson’s. What we do know is that early-onset Parkinson’s usually has a genetic factor . In fact, research is finding connections between certain genes and the likelihood of developing this form of Parkinson’s disease. Yet, it is possible to have these genes and never develop the disease at any point in your life.
Despite all of the unknowns, Fox has maintained an optimistic outlook in part because of the support of his wife Tracy Pollan. “We didn’t know what to expect,” Fox tells NBC’s Today. “One of the things I’ll always love Tracy for is that at that moment, she didn’t blink.” And according to a teary-eyed Fox, through all the ups and downs that followed, she still hasn’t blinked.
Dr Noel Has Never Conducted A Medical Examination Of The Patient He Purports To Diagnose
How accurate and reliable can such a medical diagnosis be? As we noted in the case of Dr. Drew Pinsky above, most medical professionals consider this inappropriate behavior on the part of a physician, if not downright unethical. Would you accept a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease on the basis of a few minutes of video watched by a doctor you’ve never met?
What Is Vascular Parkinsonism George Hw Bush Dies Aged 94 After Battling Illness U.S.GeorgeBushDeath
Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday at the age of 94. Bush’s cause of death was not immediately known but in his later years he battled multiple illnesses including vascular parkinsonism
“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died,” his son, former President George W. Bush, said in a statement released by family spokesman Jim McGrath. “George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”
The 41st president suffered from vascular parkinsonism, a rare condition that “mimics Parkinson’s disease,” according to the Associated Press. The condition is marked by a series of small strokes that affect movement, instead of the loss of nerve cells that is typical in Parkinson’s disease.
“It just affects the legs,” Bush told Parade magazine of the condition in 2012. “It’s not painful. You tell your legs to move, and they don’t move. It’s strange, but if you have to have some bad-sounding disease, this is a good one to get.”
The former president and first lady had been married for 73 years.
George Hw Bush Hospitalized One Day After The Funeral For His Wife Barbara
Former president George H.W. Bush was hospitalized Sunday morning “after contracting an infection that spread to his blood,” a family spokesman said Monday.
Bush, 93, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital just one day after his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, was laid to rest, said the spokesman, Jim McGrath.
The 41st president is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering, McGrath said.
Barbara Bush died April 17 at age 92, two days after the family announced that she had “decided not to seek additional medical treatment” after recent hospitalizations amid her “failing health.”
Her husband, whose own health has been declining, sat in his wheelchair in front of her casket at her funeral Saturday, greeting mourners for 20 minutes.
Bush has been battling a form of Parkinson’s disease and has needed hospital care several times in recent years because of respiratory problems. He also suffered from Graves’s disease, a thyroid ailment, during his presidency. He remains America’s longest-living president, having surpassed Gerald Ford, who died at 93 years and 165 days.
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He was hospitalized for 16 days in January 2017 for pneumonia, which included time in the intensive care unit. In April 2017, he was hospitalized for two weeks for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis.
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Linda Ronstadt Ozzy Osbourne And Muhammad Ali Are Just Some Of The Well
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition caused by the loss of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain, which leads to various neurological and mobility-related symptoms. The Parkinson’s Foundation estimates the number of people living with Parkinson’s at 1 million in the United States alone, with over 10 million cases worldwide.
In January 2020, Ozzy Osbourne became the latest public figure to announce a Parkinson’s diagnosis, helping to raise the profile of this little-understood neurological condition. Read on to learn more about how other celebrities living with Parkinson’s disease have managed their condition and the work they’ve done to raise awareness.
Peterborough Lakers President Fighting Back Against Parkinsons Disease Mike Daviestimer
Ted Higgins has never backed down from a challenge and being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease is no different.
The Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame member and Century 21 Lakers president is taking the fight to Parkinson’s.
With COVID-19 radically changing the Parkinson Canada SuperWalk, its largest fundraiser, Higgins is aiming to raise $10,000 for the organization.
With large gatherings not allowed, this year’s event, starting Sept. 12, will feature small groups walking their neighbourhood.
Since being diagnosed in January 2019, the Peterborough Kawartha Lakers Chapter of Parkinson Canada has been invaluable to him, Higgins said.
In 2017 Higgins first noticed something unusual when a banner in his honour was raised to the Memorial Centre rafters at a Lakers game.
“I went over to take the mike and I lifted my left arm and it was shaking like a tea cup,” said Higgins, 79.
“I thought nothing of it. I talked with my mom and she had restless leg syndrome. I thought I had restless arm syndrome.”
When it got worse he was sent to a neurologist who diagnosed Parkinson’s — a neurological disorder impacting balance and co-ordination which induces tremors.
His adoptive father William Higgins lived with Parkinson’s for 40 years.
“I’m not his biological son, I’m one of those gifted adopted children, so isn’t that a kick in the pants?” said Ted, with a laugh.
“There are days where I can live and not know I have it,” he said.
Michael J Fox Stepped Away From Television And Created A Foundation
After going public in 1998 with his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, Michael J. Fox found support from Meredith Baxter, the actress who played his mother on “Family Ties.” She said in a statement provided to The Washington Post, “The fact that Michael is passing along his experience and truth is a very courageous and loving thing to do.” After telling the world about his condition, Fox continued his role on “Spin City” as the Deputy Mayor of New York City Mike Flaherty for another two years.
“One of the reasons I left ‘Spin City’ was that I felt my face hardening,” Fox explained to The New York Times. “My movements were constricted. If you watch episodes from the last couple of seasons, you’ll see I would anchor myself against a desk or the wall. Eventually it was too burdensome.”
As it turned out, Fox’s final performance as Mike Flaherty before retiring from “Spin City” was on the 100th episode of the popular sitcom, per the Michael J. Fox Foundation. It wasn’t long after this curtain call that he opened his foundation with the mission to cure what’d long been considered an incurable disease.
Dr Noels Assessment Of Clinton Is Neither Objective Nor Impartial
In fact, Noel’s assessment is nakedly partisan in intent, despite this feigned disavowal that he makes toward the end of the video:
Let us not confuse medical and political issues here. I’m firmly opposed to Hillary Clinton on political and moral grounds, but this discussion has been about her medical condition.
That’s after Noel has described Clinton as “a politician who lies about everything,” and after he has made this statement about her “medical” condition:
Our president must always be strong and clear-headed. If she is not doing the job, then who will? Will it be Huma Abedin, who has been associated with Muslim causes and directly involved in the Clinton Foundation corruption? Will it be Bill Clinton, who is at the center of the Clinton Foundation corruption? … Or will Vice President Tim Kaine take over? Of course, then the Clintons would lose their juice.
What is the above, if not precisely “confusing medical and political issues”?
The Actor Wasn’t Initially Open About His Parkinson’s Diagnosis
Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, but he stayed quiet about it for seven years, only telling people who needed to know . Finding new career success with the film “The American President,” Fox returned to television with the sitcom “Spin City.” This, however, meant talking about his diagnosis with the network and production company. “I said it could get very bad or not get bad,” he recalled to People in 1998. “They said, ‘Let’s go!'” It would be two seasons into the show’s run before Fox told his costars about his condition.
It’s understandable that someone with Parkinson’s would feel anxiety and not want to talk about the disease. The European Parkinson’s Disease Association’s website explains that it is common for someone with this disease to experience mild to severe general social anxiety in which they are worried about being judged. And, unfortunately, that fear can exacerbate some of their symptoms like shaking. But beyond this, research shows that the way Parkinson’s disease can change a person’s brain chemistry may alone bring on feelings of anxiety. In addition, someone with Parkinson’s might develop akathisia, a different condition which mimics anxiety in that the person is uncontrollably restless.
Ultimately, Fox came to an important realization: To properly accept having Parkinson’s, he needed to be open about it. This turning point for Fox, however, meant he had to make significant changes in his life.
Kremlin Denies Reports Putin Planning To Quit Amid Health Fears
Spokesman Dmitry Peskov refutes UK tabloid report claiming Putin is showing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has denied a UK media report claiming President Vladimir Putin was planning to resign due to health conditions, assuring the Russian leader is in good health.
“No,” Peskov said in response to a question on whether the president was planning to quit. “He is in excellent health,” Russia’s TASS news agency reported on Friday.
The statement came after The Sun reported, citing sources, that Putin was planning to quit next year after showing possible symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
According to the UK tabloid, observers studied recent footage where Putin’s leg appeared to be in constant motion while he seemed to be in pain clutching the armrest of a chair. His fingers seemed to be twitching while he held a cup believed to contain painkillers, the newspaper said.
The report came after the lower house of Russia’s legislature proposed a law that could provide Russian ex-presidents immunity from criminal prosecution in their lifetimes, not merely while in office.
The bill, published on a government website, is one of several being introduced following constitutional reforms that, among other things, allow Putin to run again when his term ends in 2024.
The new bill would also make it harder to revoke ex-presidents’ expanded immunity.
Neil Diamond: Stepping Away From Touring Because Of Parkinsons
Singer Neil Diamond announced on January 22, 2018, that he was retiring from touring because of a recent Parkinson’s diagnosis. The news came during his 50th anniversary tour, as Diamond announced he would have to cancel upcoming concert dates in Australia and New Zealand. In a statement on his official website, he said, “It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years.”
Diamond reassured fans that he would continue writing and recording music, but he would not perform in front of live audiences in the future. His hits over the years have included “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” and “Red, Red Wine.”
Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Linda Ronstadt: Parkinson’s Took Her Voice But Not Her Spirit
Known for her rich soprano vocals as the lead singer of the 1960s band the Stone Poneys, Linda Ronstadt opened up about her Parkinson’s disease diagnosis to AARP The Magazine in 2013. After two very bad tick bites in the 1980s, Ronstadt says her health never fully recovered — but she didn’t visit a neurologist until she was no longer able to sing.
“I didn’t know why I couldn’t sing — all I knew was that it was muscular or mechanical. Then when I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, I was finally given the reason. I now understand that no one can sing with Parkinson’s disease. No matter how hard you try. And in my case, I can’t sing a note,” she told AARP.
This Is Who Encouraged Michael J Fox During His Darkest Days
For about 27 years, Michael J. Fox approached having Parkinson’s disease with optimism. But in 2018, after an accident that shattered his arm, that optimism was all but gone . In the months that followed, the actor watched old television programs and reflected on his earlier performances. Then, he thought of a late friend who’d also had Parkinson’s disease: Muhammed Ali.
It would be a couple years after Fox announced his diagnosis with the disease that the boxing champion reached out to him . Over a phone call, Ali told Fox, “With you in this fight, we can win.” The two then worked together to raise awareness about their shared condition. In 2018, two years after Ali’s death, Fox decided to reach out to Ali’s widow, Lonnie, and ask if his late friend had ever watched himself on TV . He did indeed. This gave Fox a new perspective. “He accepts and realizes it’s great to have been that. It’s great to have done that,” Fox told the CBC.
Someone having a temporary lack of optimism is different than being clinically depressed. However, it’s worth noting that depression is common for someone with Parkinson’s . In fact, it can be the first sign of the disease for some people. Thankfully, it is treatable, although treatment can vary from person to person. Additionally, depression is not a guaranteed symptom of the disease.
Michael J Fox’s History With Parkinson’s Disease Explained Meredith Cooper
Ask any child of the ’80s about Michael J. Fox, and they’ll probably bring up Alex P. Keaton and Marty McFly . Even though Marty was a high school student, Fox was 28 years old when “Back to the Future Part III” hit theaters in 1990. A year later, he was diagnosed with a form of Parkinson’s disease, according to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research’s website.
For the next 30 years, Fox came to terms with the disease, moving from hiding it and diving full force into his work to managing it openly by starting a foundation to search for a cure, according to the foundation’s site. His optimism was tested over the years and unlike Marty McFly, Fox doesn’t have a flying DeLorean that allows him to rewrite the past to create his ideal future. While the actor might see his future differently than he once did, he surely hasn’t given up on it. Here’s a look at his history with Parkinson’s disease.
Opinion: This Is No Time To Let Down Our Guard On Covid
During his previous presidential campaign, Trump’s behaviour led to suggestions about the soundness of his personality. The headline of a 2015 Vanity Fair article was indicative of the fascination with what goes on in the president’s head: “Is Donald Trump actually a narcissist? Therapists weigh in!” Developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, a professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, told the magazine Trump was a case of “textbook narcissistic personality disorder.” In 2019, Lance M. Dodes, MD, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, described Trump as “essentially a predator” and a “successful sociopath” in an interview.
The Goldwater Rule prohibits psychiatrists from offering opinions on someone they have not personally evaluated
The American Psychiatric Association’s president Maria A. Oquendo wrote in August 2016, amid the presidential campaign’s “outright vitriol,” that “the Goldwater Rule” prohibits psychiatrists from offering opinions on someone they have not personally evaluated. The rule is based on a very public misfire during the 1964 presidential election when a magazine polled 12,356 psychiatrists on whether candidate Sen. Barry Goldwater was psychologically fit to be president.
“Simply put, breaking the Goldwater Rule is irresponsible, potentially stigmatizing, and definitely unethical,” she wrote.
How George H W Bush Battled With Vascular Parkinsonism
Bush’s battle with vascular Parkinsonism robbed him of his ability to walk, and in recent years made it increasingly difficult for him to speak more than a few words at a time.
Vascular Parkinsonism is a rare condition which is generally believed to be caused by small strokes that damage the same brain structures affected in Parkinson’s Disease.
The disease’s symptoms are similar as people with Parkinson’s.
PICTURES:George H.W. Bush’s time in Texas over the years
According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, “People with vascular parkinsonism often experience a “lower body parkinsonism” and have trouble with walking and maintaining balance – much like people with classic Parkinson’s,” and though it mimics many Parkinson’s disease symptoms, it not considered a progressive neurodegenerative disease.
In July of 2015, Bush had broken a bone in his neck after a fall in his home in Kennebunkport, Maine. He was also hospitalized for a week in December 2014 in Houston after being admitted for shortness of breath.
Bush has used a wheelchair since 2012.
Former Presidents Movement Disorder Mimics Parkinsons
Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been placed in intensive care at a Houston hospital, is suffering from pneumonia and has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson’s disease. The 92-year-old Bush also broke a vertebra in 2015 and has used a motorized scooter or a wheelchair in recent years. Some answers to common questions about his health:
Q: WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF PNEUMONIA?
A: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can be mild or severe. Elderly patients are at risk of deadly complications.
The former president wrote to President-elect Donald Trump on Jan. 10, saying that he would be unable to attend Friday’s inauguration because of doctor’s orders: “My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it will likely put me six feet under. Same for Barbara. So I guess we’re stuck in Texas.”
Q: WHAT IS VASCULAR PARKINSONISM?
A: People diagnosed with the condition walk with shuffling steps, and brain scans suggest they have suffered small strokes. However, they do not have the characteristic tremors of Parkinson’s disease, and they do not respond to drugs for Parkinson’s.
“They look like Parkinson’s from the waist down. From the waist up, they look very expressive,” said Dr. Alberto Espay of the University of Cincinnati’s Gardner Neuroscience Institute.
Q: IS IT DIFFERENT FROM PARKINSON’S DISEASE?
Q: WHAT HAS PRESIDENT BUSH SAID ABOUT THE CONDITION?
Q: WHO GETS IT?
Q: HOW IS IT TREATED?
Q: WHAT CAUSES THE DISEASE?
Michael J Fox Broke His Arm And Lost His Optimism
It was the summer of 2018 and the year had already been rough for Michael J. Fox. Now, in addition to managing a progressive disease, he was recovering from spinal surgery and starving for a little time to himself, according to the CBC. But no sooner did he get his wish when he slipped on a tile in his kitchen and fell on his arm, shattering it. Alone and unable to get help, Fox remembered at that moment, he was tired of his “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade” attitude about his condition. “That was the point where I went ‘I’m out of the freakin’ lemonade business,'” he told the CBC. “‘I can’t put a shiny face on this. This sucks, and who am I to tell people to be optimistic?'”
Fractures are not uncommon among people with Parkinson’s. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, the disease can cause changes to a person’s skeleton, including lower bone density. In fact, if a person with Parkinson’s does less walking and other exercises in which their skeleton needs to support their weight, they run the risk of weaker bones, increasing their chances of bone fractures if they fall. In Fox’s case, as he detailed to the CBC. his arm was so badly broken that it needed to be rebuilt. And what about his optimism? That too would need some rebuilding.
There’s No Time Like The Future For Michael J Fox
Titled “No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality,” Michael J. Fox’s 2020 memoir describes how Fox came to understand and embrace his new form of reality-based and gratitude-driven optimism . Although Fox is unable to physically write with a keyboard or a pen, he dictated this fourth memoir through as assistant. “He has increasing difficulty in forming words, and occasionally needs a wheelchair,” The Guardian noted. But that didn’t stop him from engaging in an almost two-hour interview, nearly skipping lunch to keep the conversation going.
Although Fox has stepped away from acting, he’s still involved in his foundation. Its Deputy CEO, Sohini Chowdhury, sees possibly big advances in Parkinson’s treatments happening in the next few years. “It’s important to remember that a cure can mean different things to different people,” she told the European Parkinson’s Disease Association. “If you’re able to improve the symptom management of the disease to an extent where having the disease has very little impact on your day-to-day life, that could be considered a cure.”
Fox himself told The New York Times that better treatments for managing Parkinson’s symptoms can make a big different in people’s lives. “Now, if we can prophylactically keep Parkinson’s symptoms from developing in a person, is that a cure? No. Would I take it? Yes.”
Ozzy Osbourne: Coming To Terms With His Diagnosis
Former Black Sabbath front man Ozzy Osbourne revealed the news of his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis in an emotional interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. Accompanied by his wife, Sharon, Osbourne confirmed that he’d been diagnosed with Parkinson’s in February 2019 following a series of health issues — though his case is mild and, as Sharon emphasized, “it’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination.”
“I’m no good with secrets,” the rock star confessed. “I cannot walk around with it anymore ‘cause it’s like I’m running out of excuses.”
The diagnosis coincided with a bad fall and subsequent surgery on his neck, as Osbourne began to experience numbness and chills in one arm and both legs. “I don’t know if that’s the Parkinson’s or what,” he said. “That’s the problem … it’s a weird feeling.” He’s now taking Parkinson’s medication along with nerve pills and has planned a trip to see a specialist in Switzerland in April 2020.
“I feel better now I’ve owned up to the fact that I have a case of Parkinson’s,” Osbourne said. “And I hope hang around, because I need them.”