Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that affects movement and can cause tremors, limb rigidity, gait and balance issues and slowness of movement.
Though there isn’t a cure for Parkinson’s, patients can be treated with medications or surgery, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
According to statistics from the Parkinson’s Foundation, about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease every year.
According to that study, the total cost of the disease -- to patients, families and the U.S. government -- is estimated to be $51.9 billion.
Of that $51.9 billion, about $25.4 billion goes toward direct medical costs, including hospitalization and treatment, while $26.5 billion makes up the non-medical costs, including missed work, family caregiver time and early forced retirement, a press release about the study said.
The Parkinson’s Foundation also estimated that medications cost about $2,500 a year, while therapeutic surgery can cost $100,000 per person.
In the “Good Morning America” interview, Sharon Osbourne said: "It's PRKN 2, which is a form of Parkinson’s. And it is --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,” she added. “And it's -- it's like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day."
Fox News’ Nate Day and The Associated Press contributed to this report.