Monday, May 09, 2005

IT'S NOT THE DRUGS. APPARENTLY.

So, all these years Ozzy has been shaking like a loon and serving as a good example of why you really should at least regulate your drug intake: now, it turns out, he's got a rare disease of the nervous syndrome.

Apparently, Ozzy has Parkin Syndrome, a condition so rare that if you search for it on Google, it appears to only affect Ozzy Osbourne.

I'd always assumed it was the booze and stuff. Now I've found it all stems from the family. It's called Parkin but it's not Parkinson's. Anything to do with the central nervous system has the word Parkin in it.

"A doctor in Los Angeles tried to tell me I had multiple sclerosis. And I believed him until I had a second opinion. When I told my sisters she said, 'Not you as well? Mum had that and Auntie Elsie and your grandma.' I'm like, 'Thanks for fucking telling me'. Me walking around thinking I've got some drug paralysis."


Actually, we're not doctors, but we suspect that it's only the drug damage to Ozzy's central nervous system which has stopped the syndrome from knocking him completely over.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Although the identification of Parkin disease (PARK2) cannot predict the clinical course for any one individual, in general, Parkin disease (PARK2) has slower progression than idiopathic PD.12 Parkin patients generally have a milder form of PD that responds well to levodopa (L-dopa) and to other dopaminergic agonists...
http://www.neurocast.com/site/content/sessions_05_2004.asp

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