Glen Campbell Has Alzheimer’s Disease

This is so sad.

I recall as a little kid sitting on the ground with my family in Wisconsin Rapids watching a young, slim all-American Glen Campbell play his guitar and sing during an outdoor concert.  Campbell’s image changed over the decades, and not always for the better.  Still this news today is the most dreadful.

Country music and pop legend Glen Campbell is staging a poignant farewell tour that lets him say goodbye to fans as he faces his toughest battle, Alzheimer’s disease.

The 75-year-old singer, musician and occasional actor saw his star rise in the 1960s and 1970s where is smooth country-style endeared him to millions of fans. Now, with a career that has spanned 50 years, the man will have the chance, unlike so many others, to say goodbye.

The Goodbye Tour, as it is being called, it set to follow the release of his final album, The Ghost on the Canvas which is due out August 30. The dates and locations have yet to be determined.