Sad news today out of the world of country music: Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
The singer and wife Kim opened up about his condition in an interview with People this week, saying Campbell intends to follow through on a series of live performances this fall in promotion of the album "Ghost on the Canvas," which comes out August 30.
"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?'"
Campbell, 75, is a Grammy winner whose biggest hit, "Rhinestone Cowboy," topped the charts in 1975. As he plans a farewell tour, he says:
"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."