Randy Newman is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and composer.
He was diagnosed in the 1980's, originally with Epstein-Barr virus. In a People magazine interview he states: “I couldn’t get up a couple of steps without getting out of breath,... But the worst part is in your brain. You just can’t think of anything that you look forward to doing. Nothing looks good.”
- 1988, Randy Newman, Rocked by Illness and a Troubled Marriage, Seeks Comfort in His Land of Dreams
- 1988, Mr. Misunderstood Gets Personal : Randy Newman Finally Records an Autobiographical LP--or Does He?