Ozzy Osbourne reveals he has Parkinson's disease_1

Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

The Black Sabbath frontman and reality TV star, 71, told Good Morning America it was discovered that he had the neurodegenerative disorder after a fall.

"I did my last show New Year's Eve at The Forum. Then I had a bad fall. I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves and I found out that I have a mild form," he said.

The singer also contracted a potentially deadly staph infection in October 2018.

Ozzy added: "To hide something inside for a while, it's hard. You never feel proper, you feel guilty. I'm no good with secrets. I cannot walk around with it any more because it's like I'm running out of excuses, you know?"

He continued: "I feel better now that I've owned up to the fact that I have Parkinson's. I just hope they (the fans) hang on and are there for me because I need them."

Osbourne also said he hoped to perform again.

"I just can't wait to get well enough to go on the road, that is what is killing me," he said.

"I need it, that is my drug today. I've done all of the other crap, left that by the wayside, survived that, and I ain't done yet and I ain't going to go anywhere yet."

He is scheduled to return to US and Canadian arenas on his No More Tours 2 tour this northern spring, kicking off with a show in Atlanta.

-with AAP