Linda Ronstadt suffering from Parkinson’s Disease

Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt, 67, told AARP today that she “can’t sing a note” because she suffers from Parkinson’s disease. Diagnosed eight months ago, Ronstadt began to show symptoms as long as eight years ago. But she ascribed her inability to sing to a tick bite (“my health has never recovered since then”), and believed the shaking in her hands resulted from shoulder surgery.

Parkinson’s is a devastating disease for anyone to suffer from, and it’s certainly afflicted other celebrities – Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali come to mind immediately. Regardless, it’s a huge tragedy for the music world to lose such a beautiful voice.

(Via Gawker)



  • dr.no

    football player and boxers get Parkinson’s because of head trauma aka concussion . but most regular folks get it because of autoimmune which usually means bad diet (gut bacteria upset), not enough sun, etc and body’s own immune system attacks the functions of the body as foreign objects.