To those of you who can't think of Glen Campbell without humming a few bars of his classic 1968 songs Wichita Lineman
or Gentle on My Mind,
here's some sad news.
The country singer/actor, 75, and his wife, Kim, tell People
magazine that Campbell has Alzheimer's disease.
They have decided to go public with Campbell's health news diagnosis because he's hoping to say farewell with a final slate of live performances this fall – and they want his fans to be aware of the musician's condition, reports People.
"Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer," says Kim. "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?' "