The Osbourne family went public with Ozzy's Parkinson's disease diagnosis in a piece on "Good Morning America" earlier this week. The rock legend's son, Jack, had been silent about the news, but on Friday he shared a touching message for his father on Instagram
"Dad, Bear and myself around 87’. Just with all that been said this week I figured I’d show some love to my father. He’s the strongest man I know and what he has been facing will only make him and stronger/better man," he wrote.
"Oz is a rock. I love you and your family. Strength is all our STRENGTHS!!!! I’m always here to hug you, love you all, bake for you - be a backbone. You can count on me forever," one fan assured Jack.
"We all have immense love for Ozzy, and your whole family. My 2 year old son even calls him “Papa Ozzy.” It was so cute, I was watching an interview he did awhile back and my son started laughing and said “Papa Ozzy silly” and now he calls him that every time he see’s a picture or hears his songs," another said.
Sharon explained on "GMA" that Ozzy was diagnosed with a version of the disease called PRKN2.
"There's so many different types of Parkinson's," Sharon said. "It's not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body. It's like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day."
Ozzy suffered a scary fall during a New Year's Eve show last year, which led to surgery and some major nerve damage.
"I got a numbness down this arm for the surgery, my legs keep going cold," Osbourne told Robin Roberts. "I don't know if that's the Parkinson's or what, you know, but that's — see, that's the problem. Because they cut nerves when they did the surgery. I'd never heard of nerve pain, and it's a weird feeling."
Ozzy's daughter, Kelly, opened up about what's been the hardest part of her dad's diagnosis.
"The hardest thing is watching somebody that you love suffer," Kelly said. "It's kind of become a bit of — I think a role reversal for us, where we have to be like, 'Snap out of it. Come on we — we have to all admit what's happening here,' so that we can get over this. And it took a while for everyone to be on the same page."