Bobby Womack diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

 Bobby Womack diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

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CLEVELAND - APRIL 04: Bobby Womack performs onstage during the 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bobby Womack

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Posted on January 2, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 11:18 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

 
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member told the BBC in a recent interview the diagnosis comes after he began having difficulty remembering his songs and the names of people he's worked with.
 
A spokeswoman did not immediately reply to a message left by the Associated Press.
 
The soul singer has cut a wide path through the music business as a performer and songwriter in his 50-year career and recently launched another act with "The Bravest Man in the Universe," the Damon Albarn-produced comeback album that recently made several best-of lists.
 
Alzheimer's is a degenerative brain disease characterized by memory loss. It's the latest health problem for the 68-year-old singer, who's also been fighting cancer and other maladies.

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