Glen Campbell diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

Country singer announces last UK dates before he retires from playing live

Glen Campbell diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

Photo: Press

Country legend Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with the degenerative brain condition Alzheimer's disease.

The singer, who is 75 years old and whose hits include 'Wichita Lineman' and 'Rhinestone Cowboy' has said he has made the decision to go public as he wants people to understand his condition and that it is affecting his ability to perform live, according to People magazine

The singer's 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 and has said he will perform live for the last time this autumn. He added: "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."

The singer has also announced his last ever UK tour, which will take place later this year. There are 15 dates in October and November booked, beginning at Salford's Lowry on October 21 and ending at Birmingham's Symphony Hall on November 6.

The singer will also release his final studio album 'Ghost On The Canvas' on August 29.

Glen Campbell will play:

Salford Lowry (October 21)
London Royal Festival Hall (22)
Cardiff St David’s Hall (23)
Northampton Royal Derngate Theatre (24)
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (25)
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (26)
York Barbican (28)
Newcastle City Hall (29)
Basingstoke Anvil (30)
Plymouth Pavilions (November 1)
Bristol Colston Hall (2)
Brighton Dome (3)
Guildford G-Live (4)
Southend Cliffs Pavilion (5)
Birmingham Symphony Hall (6)


To check the availability of Glen Campbell tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.



Read More On This Artist

More News
Billy Corgan says 'the mythology of the '90s is now irrelevant'
TV On The Radio premiere skateboarding video for song 'Lazerray'
Kasabian to headline Poland's Open'er Festival 2015
1,000 Foo Fighters fans in Italy plan to simultaneously play 'Learn to Fly'
George Harrison, The Bee Gees to be honoured with The Recording Academy's Lifetime...
Single hidden by Jack White inside furniture found a decade later
The Maccabees on new album: 'It's stripped back, fewer layers, more piano'
Alt-J, Florence + The Machine, The War On Drugs to play Sweden's Way Out West festival
Blink-182's Tom DeLonge discusses plans for punk trio's new album
Karen O says label boss Julian Casablancas is 'a fucking amazing guy'
The Wombats announce details of new album 'Glitterbug'
Sam Smith becomes only artist to sell one million albums in UK and US in 2014
London superclub Fabric respond to reports they are facing closure after drug-related deaths
Pussy Riot: 'Our goal is not to make a political album'
Azealia Banks accuses Eminem of sexism in his music
Gerard Way 'made plans to work with' The Libertines' Carl Barat
The Smiths' Mike Joyce says Queen should wear 'Queen is Dead' T-shirt during...
Wu-Tang Clan tried to get James Blake to feature on 'A Better Tomorrow'
Royal Blood 'wanted to support Foo Fighters before even starting the band'
Spectres announce UK tour dates
Taylor Swift was surprised at industry's reaction to her decision to leave Spotify
Ride, Bastille, Duran Duran and more to play tiny War Child gigs

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM