Country Singer Glen Campbell Has Alzheimer's Disease

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Holy Moly is very sad to hear the news that music legend Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. While he’d already announced that his next album and tour would be his last, he hadn’t revealed why until now.

Speaking to People magazine about his upcoming tour (which hits the UK in October), wife Kim said: "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?' "

Campbell was diagnosed with the condition six months ago, after suffering short-term memory loss.

It’s an over-used phrase, but Glen Campbell really could sing the phone book and make it sound so beautiful it’d melt your spine to hot honey. Last time he played in London we balled our eyes out at Wichita Lineman. God only knows what kind of state we’ll be in next time.

See Glen Campbell - The Goodbye Tour at the following places:

Salford Lowry - October 21
London Royal Festival Hall - October 22
Cardiff St David’s Hall - October 23
Northampton Royal Derngate Theatre - October 24
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall - October 25
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 2 - October 6
York Barbican 2 - October 8
Newcastle City Hall - October 29
Basingstoke Anvil - October 30
Plymouth Pavilions - November 1
Bristol Colston Hall - November 2
Brighton Dome - November 3
Guildford G-Live - November 4
Southend Cliffs Pavilion - November 5
Birmingham Symphony Hall - November 6

Glen’s final album - Ghost On The Canvas is released on August 30.