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Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson’s Disease

Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson’s
Disease

 

Parkinson’s
disease has left Linda Ronstadt unable
to sing.
The
67-year-old singer, who will publish her memoir, “Simple Dreams,”
next month, revealed her condition Friday in an interview with AARP.
The
singer of such ’70s and ’80s hits as “You’re No Good,” “Hurt So
Bad” and “Don’t Know Much” now uses poles to assist her when
walking on uneven ground and travels with a wheelchair. She says she was
diagnosed with the neurological disorder eight months ago, though she began
experiencing symptoms, including hand tremors and trouble controlling the muscles
that let her sing, several years ago. She says she initially attributed her
problems to the residual effects of a tick bite and shoulder surgery.
“I
think I’ve had it for seven or eight years already, because of the symptoms
that I’ve had,” the 11-time Grammy winner
tells interviewer Alanna Nash. Ronstadt’s last album was 2006’s “Adieu
False Heart” with Cajun musician Ann Savoy
“No one can
sing with Parkinson’s disease,” she says. “No matter how hard you
try.”
–Brian Mansfield, Special
for USA TODAY

The following is one of
the best stories that Peter Cooper has ever written, in my estimation, and it
is about time that the country music industry and the world knew a more about
the Big “E”.  I know the word pioneer covers the definition of
who Buddy was to the musicians world, but if you did not know Buddy personally,
then you missed knowing first the student, then the teacher, the master, and
the pioneer of the STEEL GUITAR.  He is responsible for many to try and
copies but only one “MASTER,” THE BIG “E” could be the
king and he wears his crown proudly, and well he should.

Posted on  by Staff
Submit by Marty Martel

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