In a candid interview, Linda Ronstadt revealed that her health condition was so deteriorated that she "could not even sing in the shower".
The singer and songwriter, known for hits like "Heat Wave", "You're not good" and "It's so easy" said "CBS Sunday morning" Tracy Smith correspondent that she began having problems with her voice in 2000. She was then diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2013.
Ronstadt says she's found herself screaming during her concerts rather than singing. She retired from the stage and played her last show in 2009, before she knew exactly what was tormenting her. But Ronstadt insists that she is not sorry for the situation.
"When you've been able to do some things all your life, like putting on your shoes and brushing your teeth or whatever, you – when you can not do that, you sort of go on: & # 39; What is it? " She says . "Do you know what's going on here? Come help me with that.
"And then you have to learn to ask people to help you, and it took a little work, but I'm doing it now because I need help."
Despite the challenges, Ronstadt thinks that there is hope for a cure in the future for Parkinson's disease.
"I'm sure they'll find something," she says. "They're learning a lot more every day, otherwise I mean, I'm 72. We're all going to die, so they say people usually die with Parkinson's disease, they do not always die because Is so slow.
"So, I imagine that I'm going to die of something, and I've seen people die, so I'm not afraid of dying." I'm afraid of suffering, but I do not be afraid to die. "
During the conversation, Ronstadt also talked about his life today, his iconic pieces, the awarding of a national medal for the arts, and more. This week, Ronstadt will release its first live album, "Live in Hollywood," which includes 12 songs from a 1980 concert originally made for a special HBO show.
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