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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Submitted to hospital on 20th September 2005 after apparently suffering a major cerebral hemorrhage. After suffering a second hemorrhage he had an operation on 25th February 2005, which was followed by a lengthy programme of neurological rehabilitation owing to right-sided weakness and difficulty with speech.The aphasia he suffered allowed him to repeat only four phrases, over and over again: "yes", "no", "Grace Maxwell" and "the possibilities are endless A BBC Scotland documentary, Edwyn Collins:Home Again, was broadcast on 19 May 2008 and narrated by Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos. Filmed during 2007, it followed Collins's progress in recovering from his illness, and his first return to live performance at the BBC Electric Proms. He also performed at the Glastonbury Festival, broadcast on 28 June 2008 on BBC Two and at T in the Park on 10 July 2009. On 20 February 2010 he joined The Maccabees onstage at Brixton Academy for their encore, performing vocals on a storming rendition of "Rip It Up."
He had surgery done to remove potentially cancerous nodules from his vocal cords while on tour in Jan 1987. The cause was a bit unclear, but either way, his vocal range changed from tenor to baritone, meaning his vocal range lowered.
He's thankfully been clean and sober since 1990, but it was massive problem for years. He's said that he can't be around anyone doing coke to this day.
According to his autobiography, he needs to wear a diaper on stage during concerts due to surgery for prostate cancer.
It's part of the reason why he's decided to retire from playing concerts - he can't play if he can't hear the music!
It's thought that years of heavy drug addiction caused him to have it.
: Sleeping Medication Addiction
I won't mention other drugs and depression because those were almost granted given his troubled upbringing, but what was interesting was that according to hte late DJ Proof, in 2005 after he sobered up from drug and alcohol dependence, he became addicted to sleeping pills Zolpidem, which caused him to cancel the European leg of "Anger Management Tour".
Evelyn Glennie: Profound Deafness
Talented musician whose been deaf since age 12.
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