Linda Ronstadt Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease, Unable to Sing

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Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson's disease, a condition that has left her unable to perform.

The 67-year-old singer, who will publish her memoir, Simple Dreams, next month, revealed her debilitating condition Friday in an interview with AARP.

She uses poles to assist with walking on uneven ground has been traveling with a wheelchair since being diagnosed with the neurological disorder.

That was eight months ago, though she began experiencing symptoms, including hand tremors and trouble controlling the muscles that let her sing, years ago.

She attributed her problems to residual effects of a tick bite and shoulder surgery.

"I think I've had it for seven or eight years already, because of the symptoms that I've had," the 11-time Grammy winner tells interviewer Alanna Nash.

"No one can sing with Parkinson's disease," she says. "No matter how hard you try."

Ronstadt's last album was 2006's Adieu False Heart with musician Ann Savoy.

We wish her only the best going forward.

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WHO KNOWS HE ANYWAY?

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@ abe

I know her and she is one of the best singers you will ever wish to hear. Open your ears and heart and turn off the snark.