Grammy-winning singer Glen Campbell has been moved to a care facility, three years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
The country star’s condition has rapidly deteriorated and his family decided he needed to be moved into a special care unit that can handle his needs.
A family friend revealed the “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer was moved to the facility last week, adding, “I’m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We’ll know more next week.”
In June 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six months earlier.
His wife Kim Woolen said of his condition, “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, who is popular for songs such as “Gentle on My Mind” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, sold 45 million copies of albums during his career.
This latest news on his health comes just days before fans will view his documentary of his final tour, entitled “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me’>
The documentary film debuts this weekend at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival in Tennessee.
Glen said during an interview, “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.”
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