TITLE

Singer Will Downing Battles Back Against Rare Muscle Disease

AUTHOR(S)
Waldron, Clarence
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Jet;5/12/2008, Vol. 113 Issue 18, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the health of soul-jazz singer Will Downing. The article talks about his struggle with the rare muscle disorder polymyositis. Comments from Downing are presented, including on his experience being diagnosed. The article reports that Downing has started performing again and that he is engaged in a national speaking tour.
ACCESSION #
32021639

 

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