Noted entertainer and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Womack has reportedly been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The soul singer who recently celebrated his 50th year in the music business told BBC that the diagnoses followed a strange series of memory lapse where he began having trouble remembering songs he’d written and performed time and time again.
Womack, now 68, says his doctor told him “It’s not bad yet, but it’s going to get worse.” The singer/songwriter added “How can I not remember songs that I wrote? That’s frustrating.” Womack made a stellar comeback this past summer with his critically acclaimed project The Bravest Man in the Universe, his first in nearly 20 years.
The Alzheimer’s diagnosis also followed his recent bout with pneumonia, collapsed lungs, and two consecutive surgeries for prostate and colon cancer. We are keeping Bobby Womack in our thoughts and prayers and wishing him well as he strives to continue his career.
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease characterized by sustained memory loss. For more on the life, career and recent diagnosis of Bobby Womack, visit the links below.