In an interview with AARP Magazine posted online Friday, Linda Ronstadt revealed that she suffers from Parkinson's disease, which has completely robbed her of the ability to sing.
Ronstadt said that she began to show symptoms as long as eight years ago, but she attributed her inability to sing then to a tick disease.
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Linda Ronstadt Is Unable To Sing Anymore After Being Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease http://t.co/MZtVmBqyHo— UPROXX (@UPROXX) August 24, 2013
Linda Ronstadt "completely shocked" when doctor says she had Parkinson's disease, says she can't sing: http://t.co/08QPkXvk0H -JM— The Associated Press (@AP) August 24, 2013
Linda Ronstadt: Parkinson's took my singing voice away http://t.co/2VwJjUfhFN— CBS Top News (@CBSTopNews) August 24, 2013
If you're of a certain age, the Linda Ronstadt news is heartbreaking. If you're not, here's a listen why. http://t.co/ySMO7hBNJF— Suzy Welch (@SuzyWelch) August 24, 2013
Sad News about Linda Ronstadt. Such a wonderful singer. http://t.co/6sJiUsZVkR— David Morrissey (@davemorrissey64) August 24, 2013
A hard diagnosis of Parkinsons for one of my favorite singers ever! Linda Ronstadt's voice is a… http://t.co/g9EtszQW1y— Jennifer Nettles (@JenniferNettles) August 24, 2013
Prayers and thoughts out to Linda Ronstadt. She disclosed this week she has Parkinson's. http://t.co/97qiexAGY7— NashvilleTN (@NashvilleTN_615) August 24, 2013