When her hands then began to tremble, she said she thought the shaking was due to a recent shoulder operation.
"I couldn't sing and I couldn't figure out why," she told the magazine. 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.
And it didn't occur to me to go to a neurologist." When she was finally diagnosed, she said she was "completely shocked".
"I wouldn't have suspected that in a million, billion years," she added.
The 67-year-old, who sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and is widely regarded as the most successful female rock singer of the 1970s, said she was diagnosed eight months ago and "can't sing a note".
I was thrilled to hear she had written a memoir, (titled after her landmark 1977 album) and was hoping to read some gossipy stories about that era of California music history—and the men in it.She also revealed the qualities essential in the singer’s ideal husband.It was previously believed that Ronstadt was a lesbian and the fear of rejection had stopped her from making her sexuality public.After visiting Los Angeles in the mid-’60s, she was mesmerized by its emerging folk rock sound and decided that’s where she needed to be.She had her first hit, “Different Drum,” with the band The Stone Poneys magazine dubbed her the “Queen of Rock,” a label she struggled with since she considered herself more of a country singer.She now uses poles to walk on uneven ground a wheelchair when travelling, according to the magazine.