Linda Ronstadt Comes Clean About Her Career-Ending Disease

Linda Ronstadt is a legendary and award-winning singer and performer. Since beginning in the folk scene in the 1960s, Ronstadt spent the next several decades putting out gold, platinum, and multiplatinum albums, garnering fans from all over the world, and winning a slew of major awards, including 11 Grammy’s. Her influence on the world of music is undeniable. And yet despite all of her good fortune, talent, and success in the 20th century, her transition into the 21st century saw her take an extreme turn.

▬Contents of this video▬
00:00 - Intro
00:44 - Linda’s Initial Health Issues
02:07 - Her Road To A Diagnosis
03:38 - Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
04:30 - Linda Deals With the Disease Every Day
05:36 - Singing Helped With Family Politics
06:37 - Linda’s Life Today
07:33 - Outro

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She began to have severe issues with the throat and with her singing voice. And what she presumed to be a pinched nerve, or something else relatively minor, eventually turned into a diagnosis of a degenerative brain disease known as progressive supranuclear palsy. It has similar symptoms to Parkinson’s disease but is rare. Sadly, this meant her singing career went on a decline between 2000 and 2009 before she ultimately had to stop performing altogether. In this video, we take a look at Linda's journey from music sensation on top of the world, to discovering her tragic disease.

We take a look at how doctors at first misdiagnosed her with Parkinson's disease and the long and winding road towards finally getting the right diagnosis. And we talk about the repercussions that having this awful disease have been for Linda, as her ability to do everyday tasks has diminished severely over the years. It's a tragic tale, but an inspiring one, as Linda continues to fight every day, while still seeking out new music to listen to, new books to read, and leans on the help of her family to get her through these difficult times.

So check out this video today, as Facts Verse presents: Linda Ronstadt Comes Clean About Her Career-Ending Disease.

Linda Ronstadt Comes Clean About Her Career-Ending Disease
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