Robert F. Kennedy Jr. most certainly carries the reputation of his family’s name.
The Kennedy family has been at the center of numerous conspiracies and controversies, so someone needs to be ready for anything.
What happened to Robert Kennedy Jr voice?
Media reports claim that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. suffers from a rare voice disorder that occasionally makes it difficult for him to speak.
In addition, the Kennedys are a family in which anything is possible. This family experiences strange tragedies frequently, but not all of their issues are serious.
In addition to what Robert has said about his voice, here is what we know about the illness.
A brief introduction to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. (born January 17, 1954) is an American environmental lawyer, politician, and author who promoted misinformation about vaccinations and conspiracy theories about public health.
Robert F. Kennedy, a former senator and attorney general of the United States, is Kennedy’s father. Kennedy is also John F. Kennedy’s uncle.
He was raised in the Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., areas, attended Harvard University, and later earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Kennedy started his legal career in New York City as an assistant district attorney. In 1984, he joined Riverkeeper, and in 1986, he joined the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), both of which are nonprofit organizations devoted to protecting the environment.
Why is Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in the news?
The nephew of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has recently come back into the public eye due to his unlikely bid for the Democratic party nomination in 2024 as well as the fact that he used his campaign to spread untrue information about vaccines and COVID-19.
Kennedy’s support among Democratic voters is still only 38%, according to a Morning Consult poll, but his family’s political history and his controversial views have drawn considerable attention to the candidate.
The margin of error for the survey was +/- 2 percentage points.
People are once more requesting information about Kennedy’s distinct raspy voice while the candidate is out campaigning.
What vocal condition does Robert F. Kennedy Jr. suffer from?
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is afflicted with “spasmodic dysphonia,” a particular type of the involuntary movement disorder dystonia that only affects the voice box, according to ABC News.
Despite the fact that this condition does not pose a risk to one’s life, it can undoubtedly reduce one’s quality of life.
Robert discussed the uncommon disorder in depth during an interview with Oprah Winfrey for the February 2007 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
He initially only experienced a “mild tremble for a couple of years” as his only symptom. They should not get worse, but Robert is convinced that he did.
Spasmodic Dysphonia Treatment — Botox Shots
Botox injections are a remedy for the condition. Every four months, they prick your voice box with a needle, said Robert.
Spasmodic dysphonia can be treated with behavioral therapy (voice therapy), according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. This should be carried out in addition to Botox injections, though.
Even though there are surgical options, the effects are frequently transient. Former Dysphonia International spokesperson Dr. Robert Bastian told ABC News
“If you perform any surgery, the dystonia tries to win. It tries to figure out a way around its obstruction.”
Unfortunately, there is no known cause, which may help explain why a definitive course of treatment is elusive.
For the time being, the basal ganglia, which is frequently referred to as the brain’s “processing area,” is thought to be the source of the neurological disorder that causes spasmodic dysphonia.
By conducting research, educating the public, raising awareness of the condition, and providing support, Dysphonia International, for instance, aims to “improve the lives of people affected by spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions.”
Other well-known individuals with spasmodic dysphonia include journalist Diane Rehm, “Hellboy” actress Selma Blair, and CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues.