XL RecordingsDuring the past year, Bobby Womack has bounced back from prostate and colon cancer surgery, as well as a serious bout with pneumonia, but the soul great apparently is now facing yet another health challenge. In a recent BBC radio interview, the 68-year-old singer/guitarist/songwriter revealed that he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
"The doctor said you have signs of Alzheimer's," he explained. "He said it's not bad yet but it's going to get worse."
Womack added that he's frustrated about how his condition is affecting his memory, noting that he's been having difficulty coming up with the names of songs he's written.
"I don't feel together yet because negative things come in my mind and it's hard for me to remember sometimes," he added.
In June, Womack released an acclaimed new studio album titled The Bravest Man in the Universe, on which he collaborated with Blur/Gorillaz frontman ***** Albarn. The record won the Best Album prize at the U.K.'s 2012 Q Awards.
Among his many career highlights, Womack played guitar with Sam *****, co-wrote the early Rolling Stones hit "It's All Over Now" and charted with many of his own recordings, including "That's the Way I Feel About 'Cha," "Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out" and "Lookin' for a Love." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
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