Recording Artists with Disabilities

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Luther Vandross

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
Tionne T-Boz Watkins
Image from Sickle Cell disease
Association of America
Disability: Sickle Cell (source: Sickle Cell Disease Association of America)

Singer in R&B band TLC, whose hits include "Waterfalls" and "Red Light Special"


Maurice White

Toyah Wilcox
Toyah Wilcoxx


Several hits in early 1980's, under the name "Toyah" (eg "Thunder In The Mountains")

Visit the (un)official Toyah website

Toyah Wilcox


Mari Wilson
Disability:    diabetes (type 1, IDDM) (source: Diabetes UK article) , Coeliac

Had a few hits in the 1980's, including "Just What I Always Wanted", "Cry Me A River" and "Wonderful".


Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
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Disability: bipolar (source: "Here's To Amy Winehouse")

Had a number of hits from 2007, including "Rehab"


Will Young Will Young

Disability: lisp (source: Wikipedia article on Speech Disorders)

Winner of UK TV talent show Pop Idol in 2002.

Had a number of hits, including "Evergreen" , "Leave Right Now", "Your Game", and "Friday's Child"

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