Glen Campbell, Country Legend, Moved to Care FacilityBy: Kathy Karadza - April 18, 2014
Country music legend Glen Campbell was moved to an Alzheimer’s care facility last week, a friend of the family told the media.
“I’m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We’ll know more next week,” the family friend said.
The 77-year-old singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011.
After receiving the diagnosis, Campbell released his album Ghost on the Canvas, and he and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news of his condition. He wanted to go on a final tour before he started to forget lyrics and before his health began to deteriorate. He toured throughout the United States in the Goodbye Tour. Three of his children joined him in his backup band during the tour. Campbell was forced in July 2012 to cancel international dates scheduled for the tour because of health issues.
The singer was recently honored with the inaugural Glen Campbell Courage Award at the Alzheimer’s Association’s A Night at Sardi’s event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 26.