"I'm so thankful that everyone has been patient because I've had a shit year," Osbourne said. "Unfortunately, I won't be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks."
"I don't want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it's just not fair to the fans. I'd rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time."
"It's been terribly challenging for us all," the singer told Good Morning America's Robin Roberts. After outlining the events leading up to the discovery, from playing his Ozzfest New Year's Eve 2018 gig to the neck surgery that impacted his nervous system.
"There's so many different types of Parkinson's," Ozzy's manager and wife Sharon explained. "It's not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body." The disease is degenerative one that progresses slowly, and Sharon described the condition as something that can manifest as a series of good days followed by a very bad one. There is currently no cure.
In that same interview Ozzy affirmed his desire to return to the road: "I ain't done yet. I ain't gonna go anywhere yet."
His forthcoming solo album Ordinary Man is due February 21st, with preorder bundles available here.