How is Parkinson's musician Ozzy Osbourne (71) doing during the corona crisis? His daughter, Kelly Osbourne (35), provides information. In an interview with "ET", she explains that he is "frustrated" because he has to stay at home as part of social distancing. But she also said that he was "really good" after having stem cell treatment in Panama a few weeks ago.
"It is overwhelming to see what has happened after stem cell treatment and what progress it has made," said Osbourne. "He wants to get up. He wants to do things. He wants to be part of the world again. He walks better. He speaks better. His symptoms subside. He builds up the muscle strength that he needs after his spinal surgery." All of this gave the whole family a lot of hope. They are very grateful to the doctors, she adds.
The world is quarantined
But the corona pandemic casts a dark shadow over progress, because: "He is ready to go out of the house and now he can no longer go out of the house. He keeps saying to me: 'I have been almost two Years in quarantine, and now I'm feeling better and the world is in quarantine, "says Kelly.
In January of this year, the musician announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's last February.
No visit to the parents
Kelly Osbourne is also currently not allowed to visit her parents on the advice of the Corona experts. She suffers from it. "If I had known then that it was probably the last time that I could hug him for three or four months, I would probably have gone to Panama with him," she says. "I cried yesterday because I miss my parents and I am very close to them and I am used to seeing them every day and being with them every day," she breathes out of her grief.
Telephoning alone is not enough for the Osbournes and so they have come up with a way how they can chat with each other. She'll go to their house and have a cup of tea with them. "I'll be outside and he'll be inside and we'll have a little chat because I miss him," said Kelly.