Glen Campbell Has Devastating Disease

Jun 22, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The man who co-starred with John Wayne in "True Grit" and won Grammys for songs such as "Gentle on My Mind" and "Wichita Lineman," Glen Campbell, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, People magazine reported.

The 75-year-old star who once hosted "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" on CBS went public about his condition in an interview that also discussed plans for a final concert tour in the fall before Campbell retires from performing.

According to his wife, Kim, "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’s string of hits includes the 1975 chart topper “Rhinestone Cowboy” along with “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Galveston” and countless others.

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