Keith Jarrett is an American composer and classical and jazz pianist, who worked with Miles Davis.
Illness[edit | edit source]
He was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in the late 1990s.
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
- Sept 1999 Jarrett Counts His Blessings
“No one knows how debilitating this sickness is unless they have it. It’s like if you get migraines, someone may say, ‘Oh, I get headaches so I know what it’s like.’ But you can’t imagine how bad they are unless you’ve had a migraine yourself. But this is a much more horrible disease.” [Interviewer asks:] So, it’s more than just being tired or burned out, a common perception? “Are you kidding? I’ve met people who have had it for 10 years, 25 years. Some are bedridden, some can’t walk across the street. It’s stupid to call it chronic fatigue syndrome. It should be called the forever dead syndrome.”
Online presence[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- 2000, Jazz Great Keith Jarrett Discusses Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- 1998, Still Battling an Illness, Jarrett Ends His Silence
- Wikipedia - Keith Jarrett