Linda Ronstadt is no longer able to sing.
We'll let that sink in for a moment, because that would be devastating for someone who has made their life all about singing. She's best known for songs You're No Good and When Will I Be Loved, and she just revealed her diagnosis and battle with Parkinson's to AARP.
“Parkinson’s is very hard to diagnose, so when I finally went to a neurologist and he said, ‘Oh, you have Parkinson’s disease,’ I was completely shocked. I wouldn’t have suspected that in a million, billion years.”
This was just 8 months ago, and she now even needs help walking sometimes — and cannot sing anymore.
”No one can sing with Parkinson’s disease. No matter how hard you try.”
This is just so awful to hear. We hope she finds the right balance of meds and can continue her life even without singing — because we already know she's strong enough to fight it.
We hope breakthroughs start happening soon!
[Image via WENN.]