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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
Charley Pride: Bi-polar disorder
He's had it for most of his life; and it has slowed his career momentum but never stopped it.
Country Pride
He went deaf toward the end of his life; when he composed his 9th symphony, he was completely deaf!
Sweet Anne
Gord Downie (The Tragically Hip): Cancerous Brain Tumor
Diagnosed in late 2015 Gord Downie has gillioblastoma; an incurable brain tumor.
Seal: Stuttering
As a child, Seal had a major problem with stuttering. He was able to work around it and eventually become an amazing singer.
Larcen Tyler
Morrissey: Depression
No surprise there He fought it all throughout his teens and adult years.
Brit Boxx
Morrissey: Depression
No surprise there He fought it all throughout his teens and adult years.
Brit Boxx
Alan Frew (Glass Tiger): Stroke and Right Side Trauma
Alan Frew suffered a stroke that caused trauma to the right side of his body.
Bono of U2: Hand injury
While riding a bike in NYC Bono got hit by a truck and that caused many injuries to him. He got surgery for his left eye socket, his hands and more. He seems to be recovering from most of his injuries and U2 is currently on tour. However, two fingers of his right hand seem to be stiffened permanently and that means he probably won't be able to play guitar again.
Zooropa Zapper
Bono: Glaucoma
Bono revealed that he's had glaucoma for 20 years and never revealed it to anybody. His sunglasses are not just a necessity but protect his eyes because the glaucoma has made his eyes sensitive to light.
Sylvain Sylvain: Dyslexia
That's what this New York Doll has had all his life.
Prince: Epilepsy
He says he was teased and bullied for this in school, maybe that and the fact that at wintertime the "Minneapple" is a refrigerator (I've been there) and that his parents were both musicians led to Prince learning how to play several instruments as well as the ropes in studio work.
Baby I'm a Star
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) was diagnosed to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He had been using Ritalin since he was a child.
Susanna Viljanen
Amy Winehouse: Bipolar Disorder + Several Addictions
Amy Winehouse had severe bipolar disorder with violent outbursts. She also was addicted to alcohol and opiates. Her name was an omen as she died from alcohol poisoning.
Susanna Viljanen
Brian May: Emotional Breakdown
Brian May had well over 400 stress points as he had divorce and his father died soon after Freddie Mercury had passed away and Queen broke up. He survived an emotional breakdown.
Susanna Viljanen
Steven Wilson: Depression
Wilson has suffered from deep depression. Many Porcupine Tree songs are about depression and medication.
Susanna Viljanen
Glen Campbell: Alzheimer's Disease
Country musician Glenn Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Susanna Viljanen
Lou Gramm: Brain Tumors
Right near the cerebellum. Lou had surgery for removal and it was successful. The band Foreigner released a hits compilation in 2002 and the liner notes mentioned a charity for this problem.
Dirty White Boy
Susan Boyle: Asperger's disorder
Susan Magdalene Boyle, of Scotland, had been told as a child that she was brain-injured, but she has always had higher than mean-average intelligence. She recently learned that she has Asperger's disorder--it should REALLY be called "Asperger's CONDITION." I have it too, but IT does NOT have ME--OR her.
Parker Gabriel
On a recent podcast of the Zach Bussey Show, Mark revealed that he's dyslexic and was dreadful at math.

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