Ronstadt said her Parkinson, diagnosed eight months ago, has robbed her of her ability to sing. The 67-year-old music legend has a long list of achievements, including 11 Grammy Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards,
Ronstadt added that she started getting symptoms eight years ago, but initially attributed her inability to sing to a tick disease. When her hands started trembling, Ronstadt said she thought the shaking was the result of a shoulder operation.
She said she was “completely shocked” when she eventually saw a neurologist and was diagnosed with Parkinson.
According to the National Institutes of Health, there is no known cure for the disease, simply treatments to control the symptoms.
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