Glen Campbell: Country Singer Moved To Alzheimer’s FacilityBy: Val Powell - April 17, 2014
Glen Campbell, music legend and country singer, was moved to an Alzheimer’s facility last week, according to reports.
The 77-year-old singer was diagnosed with the disease about three years ago. After the diagnosis, Campbell was still able to release an album entitled Ghost on the Canvas, and he toured the country as a farewell to his fans in 2012. Three of his children joined him for the farewell tour.
Glen Campbell talks about his Alzheimer’s
Last spring, tours in New Zealand and Australia were cancelled due to the singer’s deteriorating condition. However, just before the cancellation, Campbell was able to perform in tiptop shape at the Hollywood Bowl. According to Randall Roberts, a music critic, Campbell had “effortless grace” and no one would have known that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s if he didn’t announce it back in 2011.
According to a family friend, there are no permanent plans for Campbell as of now. “We’ll know more next week,” the friend told the media.
Aside from being a country singer, Campbell was also a television host and actor. In his years in show business, the Rhinestone Cowboy singer was able to release over 70 albums. He also made history in 1967 by winning a total of four Grammy awards for pop and country categories. Campbell was also nominated for Most Promising Newcomer for his role in the 1969 movie, True Grit. In 2005, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Since Campbell’s diagnosis, fans have been showing their concern and support for him and his wife Kim Woolen. They singer decided to go public with his condition, as he did not want his audience to wonder why he would occasionally forget his own song lyrics during his farewell tour.
Campbell’s farewell tour can be seen in the documentary entitled Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me. The documentary will be debuting at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival on Friday.
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