Soul singer Bobby Womack 'has Alzheimer's disease'
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Singer Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member said the diagnosis came after he began having difficulty remembering his songs and the names of people he has worked with.
His critically acclaimed last album, The Bravest Man in the Universe, was produced by Damon Albarn, whom Womack has also worked with on the last two Gorillaz albums.
“It’s not bad yet but will get worse,” Womack told The Sun. “How can I not remember songs I wrote? It’s frustrating ... The most embarrassing thing is I’ll be ready to announce Damon [Albarn] and can’t remember his last name.”
Womack introduced Albarn as “Damon Osbourne” at the Q Awards in October.
Alzheimer’s is the latest in a string of health problem faced by the 68-year-old, who last March was hospitalised with pneumonia.
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 There is literally not a single woman in this iPhone 6 queue
- 4 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
- 5 Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Marketing Manager (CIM, B2B, MS Offi...
£22000 - £25000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A highly successful organisation wit...
£1 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Job Purpose To work closely with the he...
£32000 - £42000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client is curr...