Top 10 Musicians with Disabilities
The Top Ten
Playing piano is one of the hardest instruments to play,you have to listen every key of the piano in order to play a piano but when a musician is deaf and he is playing piano he can't listen then he is more than musician.and that is one of the reasons that he is one of the greatest musicians of all time
I like this list and your items order: of course a genius deaf musician and a drummer with one hand should be on top.
Deafness is the enemy of the sense of hearing, and somehow, Beethoven, being the genius he was, overcame it even if he couldn’t hear his great masterpieces.
He truly revolutionized classical music in a way no other composer ever did.
Feliz Navidad! , his cover version of Light My Fire, Chico And The Man, his collaborations with Diane Shur, Debarge (All this Love), John Lennon gives him a special place in music. He has being in Andy Williams Show and singing together with Johny Cash, Kenny Rogers, The Suprenes, Bing Crosby, Lani Hall and a lot of other singers in Spanish and Italian.
He is so inspiring...he rocks!
Still, he is a great drummer!
And he is a drummer!
He had to to tune down his string to make them easier to bend and invented heavy metal in the process. The irony is that he lost his finger tips in a metal pressing factory. All hail the Godfather of Metal!
Wow, I did not know this. He gets us diabetics then, and he's a very good singer.
What? I didn't know this! I can't believe it's true...
This is noise in the ears, usually ringing or buzzing, luckily - sometimes it's music. Tinnitus is a big challenge for a musician, especially a singer - imagine a live show and Hansi sings one song but in his ears there's something else. Tinnitus was one of the reasons he wanted to become a guitarist and not a singer. Nevertheless, he's one of the greatest metal singers with one of the best live performances.
Hansi: “Throughout my career my ears have been the biggest problem. I do have tinnitus, which luckily disappears from time to time, but does also come back. Since my ears work differently every day this is a big challenge for every engineer. Apart from that I constantly have to struggle with sinuses, which especially on tour can cause severe problems, because of Blind Guardian‘s rule "do not cancel a show due to illness".
Tinnitus is worse than blindness for a musician - blindness is something bad but it's not related directly to music/singing condition whereas tinnitus is. Hansi is a hero.
Yeah that's true, but that didn't effect his amazing skills
He is not famous as many other musicians here but when I heard some of the songs and came to know that he is blind and he plays piano and keyboards then it made me think that he deserves more recognization,so I added him,just you can think how Beethoven showed his inspiration and then this man showed something like him(Beethoven)
He can walk on braces? Well, I knew what polio means.
Albino people can't stay in sun as it can cause many problems along with skin cancer..but no natural force couldn't stop him .
Is this certain or just a guess?
She's gonna die of it one day, we know her fate.
I try to add him again, and make it more simple (thanks to admin for renaming properly his disabilities):
His right leg is one inch and a half shorter than the other one, and his spine twisted after a fall he took dancing on an amplifier, which left him with a slight limp. He said: "As I began to lose unlimited use of my body, I had to start using my head. I'm a much more remarkable person mentally than physically."
Legendary Lead singer and bassist of Possessed (death metal pioneers).
He was a victim of failed armed robbery attempt (masked gunmen shot him twice) that left him paralyzed from chest down and thus bound to wheelchair.
One of the robbers shot him in the chest which broke thru the ribs, shattered the lungs and stuck on the spine, and it's still stuck there.
Not a fan of him anymore... but turns out this is a disease you can get from heavy drinking. Which explains why he heavily chewed gum during live performances.