Linda Rondstadt has said she won't be singing again, as she's got Parkinson's Disease:
Ronstadt says she began to show symptoms as long as eight years ago, but attributed her inability to sing then to a tick disease. When her hands began to tremble, Ronstadt said she thought the shaking was the result of a shoulder operation.It's a sad end to a career with a lot of high points, but few higher than this:
She said she was “completely shocked” when she finally saw a neurologist and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “I wouldn’t have suspected that in a million, billion years.
“No one can sing with Parkinson’s disease,” Ronstadt told AARP music writer Alanna Nash. “No matter how hard you try.”
(Please, let's not ask what on earth would persuade someone to make a thirteen minute loop of the Plow King advert. Let's just not ask.)