glen campbell alzheimers. The Campbell family allowed The Associated Press a glance at the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s life during a recent visit to Biloxi, Miss., where Campbell played his first show last month since announcing he has Alzheimer’s, a degenerative brain disease that so far has proven incurable.
That show was a dry run in preparation for a string of dates this summer and fall overseas, and for a goodbye tour next year in support of his last studio album, “Ghost on the Canvas,” out next Tuesday.
“What’s really fun is it’s not like work now because I’ve got my kids here, and my wife here, and they’re all playing,” Campbell said.
There are indeed moments of confusion, memories that refuse to coalesce and words for simple things that remain just out of reach. But for the most part, Campbell doesn’t realize he has Alzheimer’s. He’s untroubled by the gravity of it all.