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Linda Ronstadt refusing to take Parkinson's medication

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Sep 25, 2013 | 11:42am EDT

Veteran singer Linda Ronstadt is exploring different forms of physical therapy to alleviate her struggles with Parkinson's disease, because she refuses to take the drugs doctors have prescribed her. The You're No Good hitmaker, 67, went public with her health diagnosis last month (Aug13) and revealed the degenerative disorder has robbed her of her singing voice. When everyday tasks became all the more difficult because of the disease, Ronstadt was given medication, but she is determined not to use drugs and is now seeking out other options to help combat the condition. She tells People magazine, "I didn't like the drugs, so I don't take them. It's hard to walk, brush my hair, keep my balance. But there are therapies I'm just starting to find out about. There's dancing, oddly enough."

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