Country legend Glen Campbell revealed that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In an interview with “People Magazine,” Glen and his wife Kim explained that they want his fans to know what is going on with him.
“Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer,” 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?'”
The “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer has seen a remarkable career. He has sold 45 million albums and won four Grammys. He also hosted his own variety show, “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” on CBS.
On August 30, he plans to release his final album, “Ghost on the Canvas.” It features new songs penned by Paul Westerberg, Jakob Dylan, Robert Pollard and Glen Campbell himself. Glen will be performing his new songs on “The Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour” this fall. The tour will be a thank you to all the fans that have supported him throughout the years.
“I still love making music,” he said. “And I still love performing for my fans. I’d like to thank them for sticking with me through thick and thin.”