Ronstadt tells AARP that she was bit by a tick seven or eight years ago and thought that her not being able to sing had something to do with the tick bite. Whether Lyme Disease the cause of her early symptoms will probably never be proven or dis-proven at this point.
Then a more recent shoulder surgery Linda believed was the culprit of the trembling in her hands. She said that because of these other things happening at around the same time she was exhibiting symptoms of Parkinson's that it never occurred to her to see a neurologist.
She believes that she has had the disease for at least seven or eight years around the time that some symptoms first appeared.
Linda is 67 years old.
Linda and Michael J. Fox now have this terrible disease in common. Michael has never let this disease stop in and in fact he has a new sitcom scheduled in the fall lineup.