Linda Ronstadt Can No Longer Sing Due To Disease
She first thought the problem arose as a result of a tick bite, but was later diagnosed with the degenerative disorder – and she suspects she's had it for several years.
"I can't sing a note," Ronstadt tells AARP. "I couldn't sing and I couldn't figure out why. I knew it had to do with the muscles but I thought it might have also had something to do with the tick disease I had. Then I had a shoulder operation so I thought that's why my hands were trembling.
"Parkinson's is very hard to diagnose, so when a neurologist said, 'Oh, you have Parkinson's,' I was completely shocked. I think I've had it for seven or eight years already because of the symptoms I've had." more on this story
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