The life of Johnny Cash
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In 1997 Cash was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease Shy-Drager syndrome — a diagnosis that was later altered to autonomic neuropathy, associated with diabetes — and his illness forced him to curtail his touring; he was hospitalized in 1998 with severe pneumonia, which damaged his lungs.
The life of Johnny Cash
In 1997 Cash was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease Shy-Drager syndrome — a diagnosis that was later altered to autonomic neuropathy, associated with diabetes — and his illness forced him to curtail his touring; he was hospitalized in 1998 with severe pneumonia, which damaged his lungs.
(Text compiled by Matt Shaer / Boston.com Correspondent)