Photo: Rocky SchenckLinda Ronstadt is among this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honorees, but you won’t see the renowned and versatile singer at the induction ceremony, which takes place April 10 in Brooklyn, New York. Ronstadt recently revealed that she’s been battling Parkinson’s disease, which has robbed her of her ability to sing, and she tells Billboard that she’s skipping the event because her illness makes it “very hard for me to travel.”
She explains, “I have to save traveling for things I really have to do. I have to spend a certain amount of time visiting my family, and I have to spend a little bit of time doing things that are professional. But I just can’t travel casually. It’s too hard.”
Ronstadt adds that being recognized by the Rock Hall just isn’t that important to her.
“I haven’t given it one thought,” she admits. “It wasn’t anything I ever thought about. I never thought of myself as a rock’ n’ roll singer; I sang it, [but] it’s just one of the things I sang. I sang a lot of …read more