Dmc Is Losing His Voice

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Run Dmc star DARYL McDANIELS is secretly fighting a crippling disability that could cost him his voice.

The MY ADIDAS rapper has discovered he has the neurological disorder spasmodic dysphonia, which causes involuntary spasms of his vocal cords.

McDaniels first noticed his voice problems when RUN DMC recorded their final album CROWN ROYAL, but it took and army of medics and experts to pinpoint what his problem was.

He says, "I'm living with a physical disability that affects my voice. I'm fighting to overcome it, and so I'm letting everybody know what I'm going through. It doesn't have me, I have it."

The condition means McDaniels' voice often becomes little more than an inaudible mumble.

12/01/2004 21:31


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D.M.C., I had no idea YOU had spasmodic dysphonia! It can be hell, can't it man?! My name is Bessie Cherry. I'm 29. I'm from Tennessee. I've been "bouting" SD-AB since I was almost 22. At the time I developed the disorder, I was a broadcaster for a local TV station. Of course, I was forced to quit...Now I have a degree in print journalism. I write for newpapers and I'm planning to open my own paper very soon. If you need to talk, please email me at Consider me a friend who most certainly understands what you're going through.
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