In a recent installment of the Osbournes Podcast, Ozzy Osbourne delved into the challenges he faces with his libido, shedding light on the side effects of antidepressant medication. Speaking openly to his family about mental health, Ozzy shared his encounters with taking medication, stating: “One notable aspect of antidepressants is their instant impact on your sex drive. When you’re on an antidepressant, for the most part, your sex drive takes a hit.
Navigating Intimacy: Ozzy’s Candid Family Discussion on the Impact of Antidepressants
During the Osbournes Podcast, Kelly Osbourne inquired if the impact on sex drive applied to both men and women. Jack Osbourne responded, saying: “I think it’s for both men and women. It’s not guaranteed, just a potential side effect.” Ozzy Osbourne humorously chimed in, insisting it was a definite effect. Kelly playfully added: “Dad’s basically saying, ‘I took antidepressants and it took my sex drive away.'” The singer elaborated, stating: “Every antidepressant I’ve ever taken has just killed it.”
Ozzy’s Insights: The Motivations Behind His Antidepressant Journey
During an interview with the Observer last year, Ozzy Osbourne disclosed his initiation into antidepressant use during a period of mental health decline, surpassing even his own expectations. Reflecting on this challenging time, he expressed: “Nothing felt great—absolutely nothing. So, I turned to these antidepressants, and they do an okay job.”
Ozzy’s Journey: Navigating Through Health Challenges with Antidepressants
In addition to his mental health struggles, Ozzy Osbourne has faced various health challenges, notably his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease. Diagnosed in 2003, he manages the condition with a daily regimen of three pills. In an interview with the Observer, he shared “You learn to live in the moment because you don’t know [what’s going to happen]. You don’t know when you’re gonna wake up, and you ain’t gonna be able to get out of bed. But you just don’t think about it.”
Following a 2019 home fall that exacerbated injuries from a 2003 ATV accident, the vocalist underwent multiple surgeries. Ozzy’s medical journey includes procedures such as back surgery, stem cell treatments, Hybrid Assistive Limb treatment, and ongoing physical therapy.