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 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
Daniel Johns: Bulemia
Daniel suffered from the eating disorder bulemia. It made doctors and hospitals more aware that men are just as susceptible to eating disorders as women are.
According to snopes.com, it is rumored that the reason David Bowie has two different colored eyes is because somebody stabbed him in the eye with a bowie knife. The same rumor says that this is also why he goes by David Bowie, but none of it's true. According to Wikipedia.org, the reason his eyes are different colors is that his friend George Underwood punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl. David Bowie chose the name 'Bowie' because it was "the ultimate American knife. It is the medium for a conglomerate of statements and illusions." The main reason for the change of stage name was because of the emerging fame of Davy Jones (who is dead now) on the London theatre stage, who later became the lead singer of The Monkees.
When she discovered it, she was doing sit-ups and felt something wrong on her neck. The experience cut her promotion for Innocent Eyes and her character to be written off on Neighbours. But it also inspired "Mistaken Identity album".
It is known that her mother is battling breast cancer.
Diane Shurr: Blindness
Jazz singer and pianist
Django, the great "gypsy guitarist," was in a fire at 18 and burned his leg + the 4th and 5th fingers of his left hand. He learned to play around them - and with astonishingly quick fingering.
Doc Pomus: Polio
The songwriter and blues singer was crippled by polio as a child and was forced to walk with crutches until an injury later in life rendered him wheelchair-bound.
An eye infection caused him to lose his sight before he was one year old.
She was diagnosed with the disease in 1979, which resulted in her decline in her career and public appearances. Yet she has recorded sporadically since.
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
He has one leg that limps due to this.
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