Ozzy Osbourne, who recently announced that he is suffering from Parkinson's disease, says he is suffering more from the neck pain he has been struggling with since a fall in 2019. "If I could choose between Parkinson's and that blob, I would go for Parkinson's," he tells The Sun on Friday.
"I have unbelievable pain all the time," says Osbourne. Due to the fall in his own house, the singer again suffered from the serious neck injury he sustained in 2003 in a quad accident.
Osbourne tells how the nerves in his neck, back, shoulders and arms were affected by the surgery after the fall.
"I have to take all kinds of painkillers, but I crave the opiates that I can't use," he says. Osbourne has had problems with alcohol and drugs in the past.
'It makes me crazy'
"First I had an infection in my hand that prevented me from touring, then I got pneumonia, then came the fall and the surgical procedures. It drives me crazy."
Osbourne says that making his new solo album Ordinary Man , which will be released on Friday, saved his life. "Before I started working on it, I was just thinking: poor me."
"The album dragged me out of bed," Osbourne continues. "It was the best medicine I could have wished for, because I no longer thought about how I could end up as an invalid."
Earlier this week it was announced that Osbourne had to cancel his American tour. In April he undergoes medical treatment in Switzerland, which takes six to eight weeks.