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Old 08-23-2013, 09:44 PM
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Unhappy Singer Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson's Disease

According to an AARP interview:

Ronstadt, who was diagnosed eight months ago, now sometimes requires walking assistance... full interview with Ronstadt will appear on the organization’s site next week, and her memoir, Simple Dreams, will be out in in September (though, the AARP story notes, the book does not address her diagnosis).

Singer Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson's Disease | The Music Mix |
"I couldn't sing," she told AARP music reporter Alanna Nash, "and I couldn't figure out why. I knew it was mechanical. I knew it had to do with the muscles, but I thought it might have also had something to do with the tick disease that I had. And it didn't occur to me to go to a neurologist."
Ronstadt says that she had undergone a shoulder operation, and she believed that to be the culprit for her trembling hands.

"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," she said. "I wouldn't have suspected that in a million, billion years."
Linda Ronstadt: Parkinson's Took My Singing Voice - The Hollywood Reporter
Now, Ronstadt says she "can't sing a note."
I find it revealing when people mock where I came from, & say they’re going to “send me back to waitressing,” as if that is bad or shameful.

It’s as though they think being a member of Congress makes you intrinsically “better” than a waitress.

But our job is to serve, not rule. ___
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