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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Casey Harris (X Ambassadors): Senior-Loken syndrome
He's blind and he needed a kidney transplant, but I don't know much about it other than the fact that he uses a white cane to get around.
He's had it for most of his life; and it has slowed his career momentum but never stopped it.
He explained that he lost his eye when he was 12 after a friend of his fired off a BB gun and it hit him in his eye.
Chin Injeti: Polio
Chin, formerly of the Canadian R&B soul group Bass Is Bass, has had polio since childhood; and he walks with two canes.
Blondie's guitarist and Deborah Harry's boyfriend contracted this rare skin disease that he almost died of. Blondie broke up in 1982, and Harry took care of Stein until he recovered.
One of his parody albums is called "Bi-Polar and Proud."
Clive Burr: Multiple Sclerosis
Craig Nicholls: Asperger's Syndrome
His often bizarre, erratic and volatile behaviour had concerned the band and their management for some time, and no-one could put their finger on why. The band had to stop touring to get to the bottom of the problem after he got abusive and violent during a radio gig, and ended up facing assault charges. The band's roadie observed that his avoidance of eye contact, dislike of being touched and his unusual speaking voice were consistent with Asperger's Syndrome - a high functioning autism spectrum disorder - and he was officially diagnosed in late 2004. He has subsequently given up smoking marijuana and the band no longer do large scale tours, two factors that are believed to have aggravated his condition.
An accident left him paralyzed from the neck down in 1980. He wrote and sang songs of his last album "New World Order". Many songs he recorded while lying on his back.
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