Ozzy Osbourne wrote and recorded Ordinary Man in the midst of a barrage of health issues, recently confirming he has been living with Parkinson’s disease. Conducting an Ask Me Anything on Reddit, the Prince of Darkness said he plans to begin work on another album imminently. “I am making another album because while I can’t tour, I can make music,” he told fans.
“What I learned from Ordinary Man, it got the juices flowing again,” the Black Sabbath legend continued.
“People say they write the best songs when they’re unhappy, and I was unhappy last year.
“I am going to do another album net month,” he added.
“If it comes out anything like Ordinary Man I’ll be well pleased.”
READ MORE: OZZY OSBOURNE CANCELS TOUR AMID PARKINSON’S
He will be travelling to Switzerland to seek treatment for his Parkinson’s.
The singer told fans he would rather give refunds to ticket holders for the North American leg of his No More Tours tour, adding: “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.”
Those who bought tickets for the cancelled shows can get refunds at the original point of purchase.
Ozzy was diagnosed with Parkin’s II which affects the nerves in the body.
In a recent interview at iHeartRadio ICONC, he opened up about his health struggles in the past year.
“This last year, I’ve been in a bad state, health-wise,” he said. “It’s all caught up with me.
“Staph infection in my hand, then I had pneumonia, then I fell over, then I had surgery.”
He said fans were under the impression he’d only just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s but emphasised the fact he’s known for 16 years.
“It’s just been f***ing hell,” he admitted. “I paid for all the years that got away from me.”
Nonetheless, despite the health struggles working against the rockstar said he has no plans to retire any time soon.
“I’ve thought about it,” he said. “I sometimes think crazy thoughts like that.
“I cannot retire,” he insisted. “I love you guys.”