LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Ozzy Osbourne is still traumatized by the painful side effects he endured while taking antidepressants. The former lead singer of heavy metal band Black Sabbath had a discussion with his family about mental health during the latest episode of “The Osbournes Podcast,” where he revealed his ordeal while taking medication.
“The only thing about antidepressants is they instantly kill your libido,” Ozzy said as his daughter Kelly sighed in embarrassment, according to People. “If you take antidepressants, most of them lower your libido,” he added.
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The pop icon’s 38-year-old daughter then asked if this was the case for men or women. “I think it’s good for both men and women,” said his son Jack, 37, adding “But it’s not guaranteed, it’s just a possible side effect.”
Ozzy Osbourne said every drug he took killed his libido
Ozzy then joked that it was guaranteed before Kelly added: “Dad basically says, ‘I took antidepressants and it took away my libido.’ “Everyone I captured just killed it,” Ozzy said as the family laughed.
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The “Prince of Darkness” had previously spoken about taking antidepressants because his mental health was struggling with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, which he was diagnosed with in 2003.
The ‘Prince of Darkness’ previously spoke about taking antidepressants because his mental health was struggling amid the symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease (Getty Images)
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According to the Mayo Clinic, Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system and parts of the body controlled by nerves. Parkinson’s disease often begins with a tremor in one hand. Other symptoms are slow movements, stiffness and loss of balance.
Ozzy Osbourne constantly has trouble walking
The musician told The Observer last year that he constantly struggled to walk. “You think you’re lifting your feet, but your foot isn’t moving. I feel like I’m walking around in lead boots,” he added, noting that Parkinson’s disease had had a major impact on his health. mental and left him depressed.
Ozzy Osbourne has constantly struggled to walk since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (Getty Images)
“I hit a plateau that was lower than I wanted it to be,” Ozzy said of his mental state, adding “Nothing really felt good. Nothing. So I took these antidepressants, and they work well.”
However, the “Crazy Train” singer admitted that the most frustrating aspect of Parkinson’s disease is not knowing where it will end up. “We learn to live in the present moment, because we don’t know [what’s going to happen]. You don’t know when you’re going to wake up and you won’t be able to get out of bed. But we just don’t think about it,” Ozzy said at the time.
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