Glen Campbell Reveals He Has Alzheimer's Disease
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:04:21
Singer Glen Campbell, 75, and his wife, Kim, revealed to PEOPLE that the "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer has Alzheimer's disease.
The couple have decided to go public with the diagnosis because the singer is hoping to say farewell with a final slate of live performances this fall and they want his fans to be aware of the musician's condition. How sweet and considerate of them.
"Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer," said Kim. "But if he flubs a lyric or gets confused on stage, I wouldn't want people to think, 'What's the matter with him? Is he drunk?'"
Campbell had been suffering from short-term memory loss for years, but the Alzheimer's diagnosis only came six months ago.
"I still love making music," said Campbell. "And I still love performing for my fans. I'd like to thank them for sticking with me through thick and thin."
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Campbell as he survives with this disease!
What is your favorite Glen Campbell song?