Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne’s son Jack shared some sad news about his dad’s music career with the fans. In an interview for Collider, Jack Osbourne talked about his dad’s Parkinson’s diagnosis, and he is likely to retire soon.
As you know, the British singer Ozzy Osbourne has been a huge influence on the heavy metal music since the 1970s, especially with his performances with Black Sabbath. Nowadays, Osbourne has been struggling with Parkinson’s disease and how it will change his life.
Osbourne’s son Jack had an interview with Collider about his upcoming documentary called ‘Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne’. He also answered some questions about his dad’s recent diagnosis and the future of his music career.
The interviewer asked Jack Osbourne:
“How hard was it to show your dad’s Parkinson’s diagnosis, and to have to hear and process that diagnosis yourself, while you were on camera?”
And Jack answered:
“The toughest thing for me about that process was that, with someone like my dad, who has been a part of his craft and actively working for 50 years, is that, when you tell that person, “Hey, you might not be able to do that anymore,” the worry is that, like when a racehorse can’t race anymore, they lose the will to keep going, and that was my worry.
He got this really god awful diagnosis and he had a bad injury, as a result of it, and there was a genuine fear that he might not be able to perform his craft anymore. That was what I found very upsetting.
He’s in a different place now, from when we shot that. He’s doing much better. He’s come to terms with where he’s at, a little bit more, and he’s slowly recovering. I do think he’ll make it back out on the road, eventually.
It was just a really tough thing to face. He had this whole tour planned, and it was difficult for him. It was difficult for all of us because we just saw how hard he was taking it.”
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