Glen Campbell Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s

Will tour and release a new album.

Seventy-five-year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, his publicist has confirmed to CountryWeekly.com. The diagnosis came six months ago.

His career has stretched over five decades and includes his early years as a session guitarist in Los Angeles when he played on recordings by The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and many others, to his success as a solo artist with such hits as “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Galveston” and “Rhinestone Cowboy,” among others.

He also hosted CBS’ The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour and appeared in the original version of True Grit, in which he acted alongside star John Wayne.

Glen is planning a series of farewell concerts this fall in support of the album Ghost on the Canvas, out Aug. 30.

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