Iconic singer Linda Ronstadt is struggling to cope with her inability to sing since she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

The multi-Grammy winner announced last month (Aug13) that she has the condition, and she opened up about her illness in front of a packed audience at Manhattan's 92Y venue on Wednesday (18Sep13), revealing her biggest heartache is her failing vocal.

She says, "I just can't make the sounds... The first note comes out, and then my voice goes into a cramp... I miss it every day... Singing is something I've done since I was two years old."