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Famous Musician Reveals He Has Been Living with MS for More than Two Decades

5/28/2010

Listen to His One-on-One Interview with the MSF 

Walter Williams, a founding member of the world famous O’Jays and a 2005 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, chose the day before World MS Day to announce that he has been living with MS for the past 27 years. In an interview with the MSF, Walter speaks candidly of his journey living with MS, touching on everything from the range of emotions he felt when diagnosed at the peak of his musical career, his reluctance to disclose the MS, his determination to “fight back”, and the importance of beginning early treatment. 

The O’Jays were pioneers of the 70’s soul music and are known for classics including “Love Train” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.”  Williams has been performing with the O’Jays for nearly 50 years, and despite having MS he continues to tour the country. He will soon release his new album, “Walter Williams – Exposed.” Now 66, Walter says he believes that it is important to share his personal experience of how he has managed to continue leading an active lifestyle despite being diagnosed with the disease. 

Listen to the full audio here: 

http://www.msfocus.org/audios/Walter-Williams-Interview.mp3

 



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