John Rutter was born in England's capital city, London in 1945. He is a musician, composer and conductor.
He blames a bout of chickenpox in adulthood as the catalyst for his myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Rutter suffered with severe ME from 1985 to 1992.
"M.E. is real. I know, I had it for seven years." On his disease onset he states: "I began to experience unpleasant symptoms. These included abnormal sensitivity to sound and light, violently inflamed eyes and blisters around the head and upper body. There was also nominal aphasia (problems recalling words)."
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