Bobby Womack Diagnosed with Early Alzheimer’s Disease

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January 2, 2013

Music legend Bobby Womack, in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)  annouced that he’s been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.  In the interview the 68-year old singer-songwriter said, “The doctor said, ‘You have signs of Alzheimer’s.’ He said it’s not bad yet, but it’s going to get worse.”

Womack, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 has been experiencing difficulty remembering the names of his collaborators while performing, in addition to his own song lyrics. ”How can I not remember songs I wrote? That’s frustrating,” Womack admitted.

Womack’s latest CD is “The Bravest Man in the Universe.”  Did you know that Rolling Stone ranked this CD as one of the 50 greatest releases in 2012?  Bobby Womack’s musical career has spanned 50+ years during which time he has written songs recorded by The Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett, Janis Joplin and has played on sessions for Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield and more.

Womack has overcome a number of health challenges including pneumonia, prostate cancer, and suspected colon cancer.

Click here to read 2012 Facts and Figures Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures.”  According to the study, “older African-Americans and Hispanics are proportionately more likely than older whites to have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.”

Bobby Womack Unsung

Click here to watch TV One’s “Unsung” documentary on the great Bobby Womack.


One Response to “Bobby Womack Diagnosed with Early Alzheimer’s Disease”

  1. I love the brother and all he has done to put a positive light on our and music in general. If you have not seen the documentary on him by TV One “Unsung” , it’s masterpiece! Captures the essence of the man.

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