Thursday, April 17, 2014

Glen Campbell Moved to Treatment Facility

Category:  News

Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell has been moved to a facility that specializes in treatment of individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

Campbell, who will turn 78 on April 22, made his diagnosis of Alzheimer's public in 2011.  He began a series of farewell concert tours, which unfortunately were cut short approximately one year ago when his condition reached the point that he could no longer continue.  Although details haven't been released, it appears that Campbell's health has deteriorated to the point where we have seen him in public for the final time.

Campbell has always been considered a first-rate guitarist, having performed on Beach Boys tours prior to the beginning of his Grammy-winning career.  His Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour show was a summer replacement for the Smothers Brothers' variety show on CBS in 1968 and became a regular series in 1969.  In addition to the four Grammy awards he received in his career he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2012.

Last year the Alzheimer's Association presented the inaugural "Glen Campbell Courage Award" to Campbell at the 22nd annual "Night At Sardi's" fundraising event.  A film about Campbell's battle with the disease, Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me, will debut on Friday (4/18) at the Nashville Film Festival.

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