In 2011, singer Glen Campbell and his family chose to make public the news that the country-pop singer had been diagnosed with Alzhemier’s disease. Despite the disease, he continued to record and perform for fans, even embarking on a successful cross-country farewell tour.
Yesterday, People reported that Campbell has moved into a facility to receive additional care.
“He was moved to an Alzhemier’s facility last week,” People quotes a family friend as saying. “I’m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We’ll know more next week.”
In 2012, Campbell embarked on a national Goodbye Tour, in which he performed some of his best-known songs, including “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Southern Nights,” “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle on My Mind.” He also mixed in newer content from such recent albums as Meet Glen Campbell and Ghost on the Canvas.
Despite his Alzhemier’s, during the performances Campbell proved to still be strong on vocals and especially guitar — and to be having a blast.
People also notes that the documentary Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me will make its debut tomorrow (April 18) at the Nashville Film Festival.