Glen Campbell’s family shares heartbreaking details of his current condition


If you are a country music fan, your thoughts can often drift to those legends in our industry currently dealing with health issues. These artists, who have given us all a vast collection of musical memories throughout the years, now find themselves dealing with some of the struggles that often occur in the twilight of life.

One of those artists is Glen Campbell.

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In a recent interview with People magazine, the Campbell family disclosed details of Glen's current life as he continues to battle against the final stages of Alzheimer's disease. Yet perhaps, his battle has now found its share of blessings. In fact, family members say that music has become a very comforting part of Glen's life at this point.

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Singer Glen Campbell playing guitar as host of the NBC television show The Midnight Special episode which was broadcast on October 24, 1975 after The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
1983: Publicity handout of bearded Country/Western musician Glen Campbell posing with a guitar.
(Original Caption) Cher, of Sonny and Cher, sings a duet with Glen Campbell during a guest appearance on the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour TV show.
circa 1965: American folk singer Glen Campbell (C) performs with American comedy duo, the Smothers Brothers (Tom (L) and Dick Smothers) on their television show, 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.' Campbell plays twelve-string guitar, Tom plays banjo, and Dick plays standup bass. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American country & western singer Glen Campbell, circa 1967. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
1967: Singer Glen Campbell poses for a portrait wearing a gold suit in circa 1967. (Photo by (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)
1967: Singer Glen Campbell poses for a portrait playing a Martin acoustic guitar in 1967. (Photo by (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 1967: Country Singer Glen Campbell poses for a portrait in February 1967 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of Glen CAMPBELL; Posed portrait of Glen Campbell (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 1: Cher performs with Glen Campbell on THE GLEN CAMPBELL GOODTIME HOUR. Image dated 1969. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 12: Crooner Al Martino poses with country singer Glen Campbell in the recording studio on January 12, 1969 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 29: THE GLEN CAMPBELL GOODTIME HOUR. Glen Campbell performs. Image dated November 29, 1970. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 1: From left, Jerry Reed and Glen Campbell. Image dated 1971. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
1971 GRAMMY AWARDS - The 13th Annual Grammy Awards - Airdate: March 16, 1971. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) L-R: GLEN CAMPBELL;QUINCY JONES
PALM SPRINGS, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Country musician Glen Campbell (4th left) poses with his wife Billie Jean Nunley (2nd left) and others during the Bob Hope Desert Golf Classic on February 13, 1971 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Martin Mills/Getty Images)
GLEN CAMPBELL - JULY 30: Glen Campbell receives a key to the borough of Glen Campbell, PA. on July 30, 1971. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
HONOLULU - SEPTEMBER 1: From left, Glen Campbell and Jack Lord on horseback, while filming an episode of The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour in Hawaii. Image dated September 1, 1971. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 1: From left, David Cassidy and Glen Campbell performing on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. Image dated October 1, 1971. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 14: Lucie Arnaz and Glen Campbell perform on THE GLEN CAMPBELL SHOW. Image dated October 14, 1971. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
CIRCA 1972: Singer and songwriter Glen Campbell plays golf circa 1972. (Photo by Martin Mills/Getty Images)
Glen Campbell during 21st Annual Metropolitan Golf-Writers Association Awards Dinner at Americana Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Glen CAMPBELL; Posed portrait of Glen Campbell, with horse (Photo by RB/Redferns)
1979 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS - Gallery - Airdate: January 12, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) CO-HOSTS HELEN REDDY (L), GLEN CAMPBELL AND DONNA SUMMER
CHEVROLET PRESENTS GLEN CAMPBELL AND THE MUSICAL WEST -- Pictured: (l-r) Glen Campbell, John Wayne -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Glen Campbell and Sarah Davis during 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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"Sometimes he'll just close his eyes and kind of smile and start singing along, even though we don't know what he's singing along to, but he's got a song in his heart and it's really beautiful to see that," explained his daughter Ashley Campbell to People.

Glen's fans are currently enjoying his last piece of work with the music of "Adios," which was originally recorded in 2012 and just released on June 9. "It's kind of a recorded version of him and his love for music even after Alzheimer's," Ashley said. "It didn't take his voice or his soul in the music, and so that's what you hear on his record."

Our hearts remain with Glen and his family at this difficult, yet sometimes beautiful, time of their lives.


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