Glen Cambell has Alzheimer's

Country music icon Glen Campbell, 75, has revealed he is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He was diagnosed with six months ago.  He plans to bid adieu to the music industry later this year with a series of farewell concerts. His wife of nearly 30 years, Kim, told People magazine that they were going public with the illness because his fans deserve to know the truth if he falters in his farewell concerts.

"Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer," Kim said, "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?'"

You rule, Glen. We love you. Thanks for everything. 



Posted on June 22, 2011 and filed under Announcements, Music.