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Music Trivia -> Performers with Handicaps -> A

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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Entries Beginning with A

A.J. McLean: Depression and Anxiety
When A.J. checked himself in to treatment for substance abuse he was diagnosed with depression and anxiety.
Aaron Solowoniuk: Multiple Sclerosis
Aaron is the drummer for the band Billy Talent. After he found out he had MS, doctors told him he would not be able to play in the band anymore. He refused to give up and still plays with the band now, although he needs to inject himself with medicine three times a day.
Adam Ant: Bipolar Disorder
AKA Stuart Leslie Goddard. He's been diagnosed with manic depression. This is supposedly after he pulled out a gun and acted disruptively in a London pub.
King Of The Wild Wood Bouncers
Alan Frew (Glass Tiger): Stroke and Right Side Trauma
Alan Frew suffered a stroke that caused trauma to the right side of his body.
Alanis Morissette: Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
From 14 to 18.
Rocky Mak
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.
Amy Winehouse: Bipolar Disorder + Several Addictions
Amy Winehouse had severe bipolar disorder with violent outbursts. She also was addicted to alcohol and opiates. Her name was an omen as she died from alcohol poisoning.
Susanna Viljanen
Anastacia: Breast Cancer
She found out she had breast cancer on a pre-breast-reduction mammogram. She was supposed to to that to ease her back pain.
Rocky Mak
Andrea Bocelli: Blindness
NOT caused by glaucoma, but a football (soccer) accident at 12.
Rocky Mak
Andy Partridge: Severe stagefright
this condition struck him in the 80s and that's when his band XTC stopped tourring altogether.
Andy Taylor: Sensitivity To Light
Andy when touring with Duran Duran had to wear sunglasses to protect his eyes from anykind of light.
Annette Funicello: Multiple Sclerosis
She had symptoms as early as 1987, but kept it a secret for many years. She went public with the disease in 1992 after rumors surfaced which said that she was an alcoholic.
She Blindness
Specifically nystagmus, an involuntary movement of the eyes which causes his vision to be severely blurred. The Black Eyed Peas member confessed to this in a 2011 interview, though prior hints to his condition were made years before like in an episode of a Filipino drama anthology show.
Maryellen Larkin

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