Linda Ronstadt says health issues are limiting her life these days. The onetime rock diva, whose memoir Simple Dreams goes on sale September 17th, tells Examiner.com, "If a social situation comes up that demands more than [I wear] a hoodie and a pair of sneakers, I turn it down — unless it’s something really major. It’s not important to me at my age — and I’m not in good health and I don’t like to travel."
While not being specific, Ronstadt admitted she's had to "curtail [her] activities. It's not easy."
As for the book, Ronstadt says, "It’s not a personal book. Not a kiss-and-tell, or boyfriends--just about the music. [The publisher] wanted it to be longer, but I made it very clear — and even if it had been about the other stuff, there wasn’t that much supply: I haven’t led a wild life, but a fairly quiet life — even in the middle of everything. Did I try drugs? You bet I did! But I never liked it — and I can’t drink a teaspoon of alcohol!"