“Linda Ronstadt is one of the 2019 recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, airing on Sunday, December 15 at 8/7c on CBS.
“The honor celebrates Ronstadt’s lifetime achievements in the arts as a singer, but she has actually been retired from singing since 2011 due to her Parkinson’s illness.
“Since retiring, Ronstadt has lived a more private life, but her iconic music and beautiful voice that launched her career have maintained her fame in the music industry.
“While there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, the symptoms can be managed to an extent with medication.
“In September 2019, Ronstadt updated People on her illness, saying “I can’t sit up in a theater and it’s hard to go to a movie or an opera. I try to get out, but it’s about once a year.” She added “There’s nothing I can do and I just learned how to live with it.””
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