Glen Campbell has Alzheimer’s it was revealed today. The music industry is loosing one of its much-loved country musicians to Alzheimer’s.
Glen Campbell has announced he will retire from public life before the illness gets worse.
The singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 6 months ago and plans a series of farewell tour’s later in the year beginning in October 2011,
His wife told People magazine that he’s “still an awesome guitar player and singer”, he has begun to suffer from Alzheimer’s symptoms. They decided to go public so fans would forgive any live slip-ups. Kim Campbell, his wife said “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?'”
Glenn Campbell will undertake a final tour before his retirement this autumn, including 15 dates in England and Wales. “I still love making music and I still love performing for my fans. I’d like to thank them all for sticking with me through thick and thin.” He is also preparing to release a final studio album, called Ghost on the Canvas, on 29 August,2011.
His first concert in the UK will take place in Salford, Manchester in 21 October.
Glen Campbell Biography
Glen Travis Campbell was born on April 22, 1936. He was born in Billstown, Arkansas, in the United States of America.
Glen Travis Campbell is an American rock and country music singer. He is a guitarist, songwriter, television host, and occasional actor.
He has had a string of hit songs throughout the world and is well know for his music even to the younger generation who will often sing his popular songs at kareoke nights.
His well known hits inculde songs such as Rhinestone Cowboy, By The Time I get To Phoenix and Wichita Lineman.