Michael Loccisano, WireImage As Glen Campbell continues to fight against the…
- Posted on Jun 22nd 2011 10:40AM by Dan Reilly
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The 75-year-old and his wife Kim decided to go public with the news now in order to keep fans from speculating about his behavior during the upcoming performances. "Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer," Kim said. "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?'"
Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's six months ago after years of short-term memory loss. Dates of the farewell tour have yet to be revealed, but it looks likely that they will be scheduled this fall.
"I still love making music," Campbell said. "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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