Ozzy Osbourne looks unrecognisable with slicked silver hair on rare outing

OZZY Osbourne swapped heavy metal for precious metal as he was seen with silver hair on a rare outing amid his battle with Parkinson’s disease.

The rock icon, 71, ditched his familiar jet black colouring in favour of a natural grey as he headed out shopping in California with wife Sharon, 67.

Ozzy Osbourne looked almost unrecognisable with silver hair8

Ozzy Osbourne looked almost unrecognisable with silver hairCredit: BackGrid
The rock icon, 71, ditched his familiar jet black colouring in favour of a natural grey8

The rock icon, 71, ditched his familiar jet black colouring in favour of a natural greyCredit: BackGrid

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy was pictured looking in the mirror wearing a black T-shirt as he waited for Sharon to pick up some items.

He has kept out of the limelight since announcing his Parkin 2 – a form of Parkinson’s – diagnosis in January.

Parkin 2 cannot be cured, but treatments are available to minimise symptoms — although it is steadily degenerative.

Experts say the variety Ozzy has is one of the slowest developing types — but the long-term prognosis varies significantly between cases.

Ozzy is known for his heavy gothic styling8

Ozzy is known for his heavy gothic stylingCredit: Getty
He was pictured in the car with wife Sharon8

He was pictured in the car with wife SharonCredit: BackGrid

Speaking at the time about his health problems, Ozzy said: “It has been terribly challenging for us.”

The star’s last television appearance came back in July as part of the Celebrity Watch Party finale – the US version of Gogglebox.

But it’s been much longer since the Crazy Train singer has been pictured in public.

Yesterday Ozzy’s son Jack, 34, shared a rare family photo with his dad, who stood smiling beside him.

Ozzy was diagnosed with Parkinson's earlier this year8

Ozzy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s earlier this yearCredit: BackGrid
Ozzy last appeared on TV in July, alongside his family8

Ozzy last appeared on TV in July, alongside his familyCredit: BackGrid

They were joined by Sharon, Jack’s girlfriend Aimee and his kids Andy, Pearl and Minnie, who he shares with ex-wife Lisa Stelly.

Jack posted the picture to his Instagram grid and captioned it: “Vacation vibes!”

His fans and friends were delighted to see the special moment, with one writing: “Look at that crew!! So happy for you Jack. Family looks amazing.”

Another fan wrote: “Ozzy is a god amongst men”

Ozzy released his 12th studio album Ordinary Man at the start of the year after recovering from spinal surgery.

Jack Osbourne shared a rare family photo on holiday with dad Ozzy amid the star's Parkinson's battle8

Jack Osbourne shared a rare family photo on holiday with dad Ozzy amid the star’s Parkinson’s battleCredit: Reuters

He told The Sun he believes the record was a lifesaver, giving him a reason to get out of bed in the morning.

Ozzy was forced to cancel shows earlier this year as he recovered from surgery after a fall at his LA mansion and is taking more time out.

The former Black Sabbath singer had scheduled a two-month trip around the US, beginning on May 27 in Atlanta, Georgia but his plans had to be put on ice owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ozzy cancelled his 2020 US tour after a fall8

Ozzy cancelled his 2020 US tour after a fallCredit: Rex Features

Ozzy admitted struggling to cope since being diagnosed with a mild form of Parkinson’s and last performed on New Year’s Eve in 2018.

After the fall, he said surgery on his neck had “screwed all my nerves”.

He is now on a “whole host” of medication to treat his nerve pain.

Ozzy Osbourne, 71, reveals he has Parkinson’s in emotional interview with his wife Sharon

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