Glen Campbell “Happy and Content” Says Wife Kim
Documentary of Glen’s final tour premieres in Nashville.
As many fans know, Glen Campbell has been battling Alzheimer’s disease since being diagnosed in 2011. Recently, Glen’s family moved him to a facility that deals with Alzheimer’s, as his condition has become progressively worse. Glen’s wife, Kim, assures fans, however, that Glen is still in good spirits. She spoke with Country Weekly on the red carpet at the premiere of a documentary on Glen’s final tour, Glen Campbell . . . I’ll Be Me, screened before a packed house at the Nashville Film Festival, Friday night (April 18).
“He has trouble communicating,” Kim explained. “[But] he’s happy and content and still has his sense of humor. He’s doing pretty well, considering everything. We see him every day. We had him out to the house last night and we all had dinner together with the family.” Kim added that she and Glen recently moved to Nashville. “We have always loved it here,” she said.
Kim and Glen’s daughter Ashley and their sons Shannon and Cal also attended the premiere. The talented offspring performed with their dad on his final tour in 2012.
The film is candid about Glen’s illness and several scenes depict his difficulties in dealing with Alzheimer’s. Despite some unsettling footage, the film’s director, actor James Keach, told Country Weekly that the movie is meant to send an uplifting message. “The idea was to make a film that he would want to see,” said James, who’s been a fan of Glen since the late 1960s. “It’s not a downer at all.”
The audience definitely agreed, giving James a standing ovation after the film. Glen Campbell . . . I’ll Be Me features cameo appearances from Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Bruce Springsteen and many others, who talk about Glen’s influence and legacy.