Ozzy Osbourne walked the red carpet at the 62nd Grammy Awards with the aid of a cane after announcing he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
The revered rock star, 71, was joined by daughter Kelly, 35, while wife Sharon was also on the carpet interviewing celebrities for US TV.
Former Black Sabbath singer Osbourne, wearing a black jacket with white stripes over dark trousers and a crucifix necklace, appeared in good spirits as he spoke to journalists at the ceremony.
He said 2019 was “one rock and roll of a year”.
His Grammys appearance, where he is expected to present an award, comes after he told Good Morning America (GMA) he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Doctors discovered he had the neurodegenerative disorder after he fell at home last year.
Osbourne, who picked up the lifetime achievement award at the 2019 Grammys, told GMA: “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.”
Sharon, who is also his manager, added: “There’s so many different types of Parkinson’s, it’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body.”
Osbourne said he is on a “host of medications, mainly for the surgery”, adding: “I got a numbness down this arm for the surgery, my legs keep going cold.
“I don’t know if that’s the Parkinson’s or what, you know, but 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.”
Sharon said they are going to see a medical professional in Switzerland in April “who deals with getting your immune system at its peak”.