Ozzy Osbourne will be presenting at this year’s Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday. The news comes just one day after his shocking disclosure that he suffers from Parkinson’s disease.
The 71-year-old Black Sabbath frontman and his wife Sharon, 67, are among the presenters just announced for the award ceremony, which takes place this Sunday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The so-called Prince of Darkness has been candid about his health struggles in the face of mounting concern about his well-being. On Tuesday, he told “Good Morning America” that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in February.
“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,” Sharon told GMA anchor Robin Roberts, “and it’s, it’s like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.”
Parkinson’s, a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement, has no cure but can be alleviated by medications or surgery, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Osbourne, who has taken home three Grammys himself, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award, also addressed the nasty fall he took in his bathroom in 2019 that dislodged numerous metal rods in his body. He said in the “GMA” interview he had to receive 15 screws in his spine following the accident.
“[It] was the worst, longest, most painful, miserable year of my life,” he recounted during the interview. “When I had the fall, it was pitch black, I went to the bathroom and I fell. I just fell and landed like a slam on the floor, and I remember lying there thinking, ‘Well, you’ve done it now,’ really calm. Sharon [called] an ambulance. After that, it was all downhill.”
But clearly, his health status isn’t slowing him down. He and Sharon will be joining a long list of presenters at the 62nd annual event. Other presenters announced by the Recording Academy include Jim Gaffigan, Trevor Noah, Common, Cynthia Erivo, Dua Lipa, Billy Porter, Smokey Robinson, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder, Ava DuVernay and Bebe Rexha. Musicians Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker, who are also performing, are slated to present as well.
Nominees at the 2020 Grammys include first-timers Lizzo and Billie Eilish, as well as mainstays such as Taylor Swift and Beyoncé. See the full list here.
And Osbourne isn’t the only one making a victorious appearance at the award show. Demi Lovato, 27, revealed she’d be returning to the stage with a number at the 2020 Grammy Awards, marking the first time she’s performed live since her overdose in 2018.
The award show will go on despite controversy over its leadership, which surfaced last week when the Recording Academy ousted its boss Deborah Dugan. Dugan wrote a bombshell memo alleging harassment and corrupt voting inside the organization. Around the same time, she was placed on leave after her assistant accused her of bullying.