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Glen Campbell has Alzheimer's disease

Wonderwall, Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 7:25am (PDT)
  • Veteran singer Glen Campbell is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

    The "Rhinestone Cowboy" hitmaker, 75, has been plagued by short-term memory loss for many years and six months ago, doctors confirmed he is suffering from the degenerative neurological disorder.

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    Campbell and his wife Kim have now gone public with the diagnosis ahead of a number of planned retirement shows later this year, revealing they don't want fans to worry if he forgets his lines.

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    Kim tells People magazine, "Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer. 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?'"

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

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