Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson's disease and she can no longer sing. On Aug. 24, MSN News reported that the famed singer who is known for her beautiful voice received the career-ending diagnosis recently and shared the sad news with the world.
"I couldn’t sing, and I couldn’t figure out why.... and it didn’t occur to me to go to a neurologist. I think I’ve had it for seven or eight years already, because of the symptoms that I’ve had. Then I had a shoulder operation, so I thought that’s why my hands were trembling," Ronstadt said of her pre-diagnosis days.
Linda Ronstadt says Parkinson's disease has completely ended her singing career. While she was not producing albums as frequently now as back in the 70's and 80's, Ronstadt's voice is still considered one of the best in the business and she would enjoy laying down a couple of tracks here and there. At 67-years-old however, she has lost her ability to make music with her voice. "No one can sing with Parkinson’s disease. No matter how hard you try," she said.
Obviously this is a devastating blow but Linda is trying to stay positive. She is going to have to cope with this debilitating disease for the rest of her life.
Linda Ronstadt's Parkinson's diagnosis saddened her thousands of fans around the globe. Fortunately she has had many hit tracks that people can still listen to.
© Effie Orfanides 2013