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Linda Ronstadt Reveals Battle with Parkinson's Disease

Linda Ronstadt Reveals Battle with Parkinson's Disease

Linda Ronstadt has just opened up about her battle with Parkinson’s disease.

“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. 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,” the 67-year-old singer told AARP.

She added, “Parkinson’s is very hard to diagnose, so when I finally went to a neurologist and he said, ‘Oh, you have Parkinson’s disease,’ I was completely shocked. I wouldn’t have suspected that in a million, billion years.”

“No one can sing with Parkinson’s disease. No matter how hard you try,” Linda said.

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