Glen Campbell, Country Legend, Checks Into Alzheimer’s Facility
A family friend said permanent plan for "Wichita Lineman" singer will be clearer next week
Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s disease may be worsening. The revered country singer behind “Wichita Lineman” and “Rhinestone Cowboy” has relocated to a facility specializing in the illness, a family friend told People. The friend said the move happened last week and details about a permanent plan for Campbell, who’s 78, would be clearer next week.
Campbell revealed his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2011. The former host of CBS’ The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour also released an album that year, Ghost on the Canvas, where he covered songs by Guided By Voices and Paul Westerberg and collaborated with Billy Corgan, among others. Campbell performed at the 2012 Grammy Awards, and his final “Goodbye Tour” ended on November 30, 2012, in California.
A documentary spotlighting the “Goodbye Tour” premieres today at the Nashville Film Festival. Campbell’s wife, Kim Woolen, and three grown children also accompanied him on the road, and they’re featured in the movie, titled Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me. In 2008, Campbell told SPIN admiringly, “Ever since I ran into Kim, the whole world turned around.”