Saturday, August 24, 2013
Linda Ronstadt's Angelic Voice Silenced
Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt, 67, told AARP yesterday (Friday August 23, 2013) that she “can’t sing a note” because she suffers from Parkinson’s disease.
Diagnosed eight months ago, Ronstadt began to show symptoms as long as eight years ago. But she ascribed her inability to sing to a tick bite (“my health has never recovered since then”), and believed the shaking in her hands resulted from shoulder surgery.
In a wide-ranging interview with AARP’s music writer Alanna Nash to be published on aarp.org next week, Ronstadt revealed how she discovered that “there was something wrong” with her voice. MORE HERE