MUSIC NEWS - Grammy-winning California/country rock singer Linda Ronstadt recently told AARP that she has Parkinson's disease. In an interview to be published next week on AARP.org, to promote new memoir "Simple Dreams", Ronstadt, 67, the singer says that she realized something was wrong eight years ago when she found herself unable to sing and was unable to figure out why.
"I knew it was mechanical. I knew it had to do with the muscles, but I thought it might have also had something to do with the tick disease that I had," she told the organization. Although the interview excerpt didn't specify which tick-borne illness Ronstadt has/had, AARP linked to a Lyme Disease webpage.