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Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne announces Parkinson’s diagnosis

Ozzy Osbourne
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2020 tour dates pushed back

BURBANK, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Rock icon Ozzy Osbourne has announced he's facing yet another health issue.

The former Sabbath frontman told Good Morning America Tuesday doctors have diagnosed him with Stage 2 Parkinson's Disease.

The 71-year-old says the diagnosis has been challenging. He says it's forcing him to push back his "No More Tours Two" tour. It was scheduled to kick off this month.

Osbourne gained fame back in the 70's as the lead singer for Black Sabbath. He went on to enjoy a wildly successful solo career.

The rocker survived a particularly bad bout of pneumonia in 2019. He also suffered a fall aggravated a number of old injuries.

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Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.

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