Linda Ronstadt: Iconic Singer Reveals She Has Parkinson’s Disease

Sat, August 24, 2013 11:15am EST by 9 Comments
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What a tragedy! One of the most beautiful singers in history revealed on Aug. 23 that she is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and as a result will never be able to use her amazing singing voice again.

Linda Ronstadt, 67, will always be remembered as the unbelievably talented pop singer who crooned hits like “Hurt So Bad” and “You’re No Good,” but unfortunately, her singing days are over due to a debilitating disease.

Linda Ronstadt: Parkinson’s Disease Stole My Voice

The songstress revealed on Aug. 23 that she was suffering from Parkinson’s disease in an interview with AARP magazine. Linda said that she had just been diagnosed eight months ago, but had been experiencing symptoms for nearly eight years.

She and her doctors had been attributing her ailments to a tick bite, until she was finally properly diagnosed earlier this year.

And those ailments — hand tremors and difficulty controlling muscles — have made it nearly impossible for her to sing. “No one can sing with Parkinson’s disease,” she sadly stated in the interview, “No matter how hard you try.”

Linda, who gave the interview in anticipation of the release of her upcoming memoir “Simple Dreams,” also disclosed that she now uses poles when walking on uneven ground and that she also travels with a wheelchair.

Linda Ronstadt: A Singer Like No Other

As a singer whose octaves spanned all the way from contralto to soprano, Linda owned the ’70s and ’80s, cranking out hit after hit like “Just One Look,” “Blue Bayou” and “Poor Poor Pitiful Me.” Over the course of her career she won 11 Grammys.

It is just so tragic to see Linda’s remarkable talent robbed from her. Singing was her life, and she no longer has that. We’re playing “Hurt So Bad” on repeat in your honor, Linda.

WATCH: Linda Ronstadt – “Hurt So Bad”

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Charlotte Olympia

Posted at 2:25 AM on April 11, 2014  

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gymnasticsonthefringe

Posted at 9:12 AM on August 25, 2013  

Parkinson’s is what happens when Lyme Disease is under treated. There is a cure! Look beyond the Parkinson’s. Find the root of the problem, don’t just treat the symptomes.

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Bambi Albert

Posted at 9:25 PM on August 24, 2013  

Linda has already been diagnosed with Lyme Disease, it’s not parkinsons

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Posted at 2:34 PM on August 24, 2013  

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Ian Ashton

Posted at 10:14 PM on August 24, 2013  

Get a life will you

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Julia Schopick

Posted at 2:05 PM on August 24, 2013  

I was so sorry to hear about Linda Ronstadt having Parkinson’s disease. I hope she finds something that halts its progression or, even better, reverses it.

One of the treatments I researched for my book, HONEST MEDICINE, is Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN), a very low dose, off-label use of a drug (naltrexone) that was approved in the mid-1980s for drug and alcohol addiction. Also in the mid-’80s, a very brilliant Harvard-educated neurologist/psychiatrist, Bernard Bihari, discovered that, in very, very low doses (approximately 1/10 of the dose approved by the FDA for safety), this drug (which he dubbed LOW dose naltrexone) worked to modulate (or “orchestrate,” to use his word) the immune system.
The case histories included in my book are of people with multiple sclerosis, whose MS stopped progressing.

My new (upcoming, in-progress) book will contain true (personal) stories of people with other diseases who were helped with this off-label drug. TWO of the contributors tell how LDN reversed their PARKINSON’S DISEASE, when none of the medications their doctors prescribed worked.
I would be happy to provide Ms. Ronstadt (or any readers here) with more information. Please write to me at Julia at HonestMedicine.com.

Thanks you very much.
Julia Schopick (HonestMedicine.com)

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patty

Posted at 1:05 PM on August 24, 2013  

So Sad one of the best……

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abe

Posted at 12:42 PM on August 24, 2013  

it sounds more serious than it is, ASK MICHAEL J. FOX ALL ABOUT IT!!

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Liz

Posted at 11:26 AM on August 24, 2013  

Love her sing wish we could hear more from her.

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