Indigo Girls - Emily Saliers
There was an earlier thread discussing them when their tour was canceled due to emergency illness. Emily was ascertained to be the sick one.
Here's an interview with Emily Saliers from May. Any DL guesses on the condition she's suffering from? Looks like Parkinson's to me. Whatever it is, it's wrecked her.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/07/2014|
She seems smart and sweet. Like she'd be enjoyable to hang out with. Funny just hearing that voice speaking, if you asked what singer this is, I could have guessed, hmm, Indigo Girls?
I don't see uncontrollable Parkinsons shakey-shakey going on. She does a faint anticipatory nod-nod thing at times but it seems cued to the conversation. My grandma had Parkinsons and even in its early stages it was the hint of "bobblehead doll in motion".
I hope her health is okay.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/06/2012|
I hope she just has nerve damage or something and not Huntington's or anything equally as serious.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/07/2012|
Lots of people have a slightly bobbing head as they age and it's totally benign (plus to me it just looks like she's nodding in response to the interviewer).
I noticed she's leaning to the left a lot - perhaps she had a stroke.
My colleague (mid 40s) had a mini stroke and it left her slightly withered on one side for a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/07/2012|
She looks really unhealthy and has for a while. Aside from getting so heavy. Is she drinking? Prednisone?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/07/2012|
[quote] She looks really unhealthy and has for a while. Aside from getting so heavy. Is she drinking? Prednisone?
Emily has never photographed well. I was amazed (20 years ago!) to find out how much better looking she is in person.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/07/2012|
I saw a show recently, and they were good, if not amazing. She looked fine, although clearly she's gained some weight. I'm not going to speculate to what is specifically is wrong with her, if anything. As long as she's feeling well enough to perform, that's great. I wonder if she wasn't just utterly burned out, and in need of a break.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/07/2012|
[quote]Emily has never photographed well. I was amazed (20 years ago!) to find out how much better looking she is in person.
Neither of them have ever taken good photographs.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/07/2012|
I've seen them around town a few times over the years and it is weird how much prettier they are in person. Amy Carter is too, she's nearly a knockout in person.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/07/2012|
Seriously R8. I've never seen a photo of the Indigo Girls where they didn't look like they'd just finished changing the oil in their Subaru Forester. I'm not saying they have to be glamour queens on stage, but would it kill them to dress up a little and run a comb through their hair?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/07/2012|
Amy Carter? r9, you must be in the same circles I used to run in in ATL if you're seeing all three of these people. Please see your ophthalmologist ASAP.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/07/2012|
Saw them at a concert this week and she looked better. I was glad to see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/23/2012|
She's suffering from an ailment known as Obesity.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/23/2012|
Apparently Emily Saliers' partner is pregnant.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/09/2012|
Emily's partner had a baby in December 2012
Amy's partner had a baby in around November 2013
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/18/2014|
Saw the Indigo Girls last recently. The show was really good. Amy is as fine as she ever was but Emily's voice was a little off. She warbled a bit like an old lady. It wasn't enough to hurt the songs but you can tell the difference. (And she's gained a ton of weight.)
Her guitar playing was as perfect as it has ever been. She talked to the audience and seemed cheerful and with it. It was just her voice that was a bit decayed.
I hope she's doing okay.
I'd be surprised if she will be able to perform for many more years.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/23/2014|
There was also an appearance on a cooking show that alarmed me. Amy did most of the talking and Emily kinda stood there, almost like she had dementia. It was really odd.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/23/2014|
So does anyone know what is wrong with her?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/23/2014|
Amy Ray's new solo CD, 'Goodnight Tender', is really good (very country).
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/23/2014|
R17, here's the clip for the cooking show you mentioned, Emily seems perfectly lucid to me. In fact looks like she was down a few pounds at the time too.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/23/2014|
Being a virtuoso on guitar pretty much rues out Parkinson! I think Emily looks just fine. She´s a 51 yr old lady who´s had a stressful and irregular life (try touring at the intensity she has!) and still works her arse off to keep us happy. I love her to bits! More power to her elbow!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/07/2014|