hollywood-news

Linda Ronstadt says she can't sing due to Parkinson's

Washington, Aug 26 : American singer Linda Ronstadt said in an interview with AARP The Magazine that she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease eight months ago and "can't sing a note".


The 67-year-old Ronstadt said she first began exhibiting symptoms of the disease nearly a decade ago but blamed her inability to sing on a tick bite.

"My health has never recovered since then," Ronstadt said, adding that she thought the shaking in her hands was caused by shoulder surgery.

"There was something wrong," the singer told AARP music writer Alanna Nash in the wide-ranging interview.

"I couldn't sing and I couldn't figure out why. I knew it was mechanical. I knew it had to do with the muscles, but I thought it might have also had something to do with the tick disease that I had. And it didn't occur to me to go to a neurologist," Ronstadt said.

The singer, known for such hits as "You're No Good", "Blue Bayou" and "It's So Easy", said she did not realize she was suffering from the debilitating disease.

"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.

"No one can sing with Parkinson's disease," Ronstadt said. "No matter how hard you try."

The singer walks with the assistance of poles on uneven ground and uses a wheelchair when she travels.

--IANS (Posted on 26-08-2013)

hollywood-news headlines

People magazine names Lupita Nyong'o as most beautiful

'Ice Road Truckers' star Tim Zickuhr charged for kidnapping Vegas prostitute

Lindsay Lohan slams 'fabricated' story about her drinking vodka during interview

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg may team yet again to make Cold War thriller

'Game of Thrones' director justifies incestuous 'rape' scene

Leonardo DiCaprio could star in Steve Jobs biopic

Danny Boyle in talks to helm Steve Jobs biopic

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' tops UK's all-time download chart

Olivia Wilde calls baby bump 'badge of pride'

'Heartbroken' Julia Roberts breaks silence on half-sister's death

Miley Cyrus doesn't want to 'die dumb'

Demi Moore taking yoga trip to India to avoid ex hubby Ashton Kutcher's wedding

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top