She faded from the public after her diagnosis.
With Parkinson’s, even the most simple of tasks can become an enormous challenge. “Brushing my teeth is the hardest thing I do all day,” Linda says. “I’m like a window washer without a safety harness.”
Despite its non-threatening signs and symptoms, patients can receive treatment to slow the progress of the disease. In Linda’s case, she immediately faded from the public eye to do just that. The former star was known for her flamboyant appearances on stage and vast singing prowess, though right now she’s content with taking things slow and staying away from the public eye.