Linda Ronstadt, singer of such songs as Roy Orbison's Blue Bayou, who also turned so many of The Rolling Stones' songs into new hits, just opened up to AARP on Aug. 23, about her fight with Parkinson's Disease. Known for her songs like You're No Good, and Tumbling Dice, Linda Ronstadt, now 67, is battling the disease as she claimed to the magazine that, "No one can sing with Parkinson’s disease", sadly adding, "No matter how hard you try".
Click here to listen to one of her hugest hits, "I Don't Know Much". Linda opened up about being diagnosed with Parkinson's eight months ago, saying she began to show symptoms as long as eight years ago.
At the time she thought her inability to sing was due to a tick bite, saying, "my health has never recovered since then. Linda then believed the shaking in her hands resulted from shoulder surgery.
Linda now walks with the aid of poles, and also must use a wheelchair when she travels. She's won 11 Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, and an Emmy.
Her albums have gone gold, platinum and multi-platinum. Linda Ronstadt’s new memoir, "Simple Dreams", is set for release on September 17.
Linda's vocal's are irreplaceable, thankfully they've been recorded! What are you're favorites?