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  posted on 6/22/2011 at 03:04 PM
Total bummer...

U.S. singer and actor Glen Campbell revealed to People magazine he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six months ago.

The 75-year-old "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer said he decided to go public now with the diagnosis because he is planning a series of live farewell performances this fall and wants his fans to be aware of his condition.

"Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer," his wife Kim told the magazine. "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?'"

"I still love making music," Campbell added. "And I still love performing for my fans. I'd like to thank them for sticking with me through thick and thin."

In addition to his music, Campbell is also famous for co-starring opposite John Wayne and Kim Darby in the original "True Grit" film.

 

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  posted on 6/22/2011 at 03:19 PM
One of the things I noticed while going through about fifteen years of Alzheimer's with Johnny's parents is they tend to forget the new things but hang on to the older things as the layers of their memories are peeled away. Since Campbell has been a performer for so long, my hopes are he'll be able to remember his lyrics and his farewell tour will go without a hitch. I enjoyed his music and I'm sorry to hear this.

 

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  posted on 6/22/2011 at 06:13 PM
Very sorry to hear this about Mr Campbell. Best of luck to him. I prefer to think of this instead of Rhinestone Cowboy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BwcFVwJ7iM&feature=related

 
 


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