Linda Ronstadt Scraps East Coast Speaking Engagements

Linda Ronstadt has cancelled two spring 2019 speaking appearances, according to Best Classic Bands. After revealing her battle with Parkinson's disease in 2013, Ronstadt has been performing a select bunch of multi-media speaking engagements, titled "A Conversation With Linda." The now-scrapped shows at Town Hall in New York City and the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, New Jersey would have marked her first East Coast events. The notice on the Mayo site reads: "Due to an ongoing health issue, Linda Ronstadt regretfully has to cancel all upcoming appearances, including her scheduled event at MPAC on May 2nd, 2019. Ms. Ronstadt thanks her many fans who were looking forward to her May 2nd appearance, and hopes that she can return at a future date. Refunds will be provided by the box office." When we last caught up with Linda Ronstadt, she admitted to us that life on the road was always the least enjoyable part of her career: "My idea of a great week is when I don't set foot off my property. I really like to be at home, I've always been a homebody. I've never liked traveling; I've never liked performing. And it was just something that I had to do in order to get to the music. I always loved the music and I always wanted the music to get better and better, and I was thrilled to have success because it meant that I was able to get better musicians to work with. And that's the beginning and end of it. But I've never been comfortable on the stage and it's not anything that I want to do."