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Handicaps? Hardly, more like handicapable. These performers still make great music even if they are missing one of the senses or a body part.

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Dan Todd (Platinum Blonde): Hearing Loss On His Right Side
He has to ask people who are interviewing him to repeat themselves. His family tells him "you're already deaf!"
KT Tunstall: Tinnitus
In 2008, KT started experiencing problems with her hearing on her left side. By 2018 it had grown to full hearing loss on that side, and also resulting in balance issues.
Alex Lifeson (Rush): Arthritic Hands
After Rush's Clockwork Sound tour Rush announced their retirement. Alex has arthritic hands which makes it nearly impossible for him to play the guitar.
John Mann (Spirit Of The West): Altziemers
John Mann lives in a care home. He uses an iPad when he performs due largely in part to his inability to remember the lyrics to his songs.
Nonoy Zuñiga: Amputee
He lost one of his legs in a terrorist incident during Martial Law in the Philippines, whilst he was preparing for a concert. In spite of this he had a successful career as a musical artist, television presenter and doctor.
Maryellen Larkin
Dan Todd (Platinum Blonde): Atenttion Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHA)
Dan just can't sit still which is why he plays the drums.
K.T Oslin: Heart Condition
In 1995, she underwent quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery.
John Mellancamp: Heart Condition
He suffered a heart attack at the age of 42.
On the Shane Christopher Neil Podcast Show, Rob admitted that he was having seizures due to alcohol abuse and Mark Holmes had to hold him upright.
Rob told Shane that the hospital in Niagara Falls wanted to keep him overnight and he wanted to do the show at the Niagara Wine Festival.
Phil Collins: Issues With His Back, Neck, And Legs
Phil underwent surgery and rehab for his debilitating issues with his back, neck, and legs that forced him into semi-retirement back in 2012. But after months of rehabbing, he's ready to return to performing like he was even if he has to tape his drumsticks to his hands.
It's what ended up killing him.
Derrick Ross (Spoons): Bradycardia
Otherwise known as a slow heart rate.
Donnie Van Zant of 38 Special: inner-ear nerve damage
Due to health issues related to inner-ear nerve damage Donnie had to take a 6 month hiatus from the band. Unfortunately, it never got better and he had to quit 38 Special, and the music business altogether.
Wild Eyed Northern Boy
Jeff Healey: Retinal Blastoma (Eye Cancer)
Jeff was diagnosed early in his childhood with retinal blastoma, a form of eye cancer that robbed him of his eyesight. He learned to play the guitar in his lap.
Katy Perry: Depression
In 2012 , after she officially divorced with ex-husband Russell Brand, she suffered extreme depression which she got over with the release with her new album Prism
Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons): Ankylosing spondylitis
Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds was recently diagnosed with this arthritic conditions where the slightest movement can cause excruciating pain.
Peter Paul Mounds
Charley Pride: Bi-polar disorder
He's had it for most of his life; and it has slowed his career momentum but never stopped it.
Country Pride
He went deaf toward the end of his life; when he composed his 9th symphony, he was completely deaf!
Sweet Anne
Gord Downie (The Tragically Hip): Cancerous Brain Tumor
Diagnosed in late 2015 Gord Downie has gillioblastoma; an incurable brain tumor.
Seal: Stuttering
As a child, Seal had a major problem with stuttering. He was able to work around it and eventually become an amazing singer.
Larcen Tyler

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