ENQUIRER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: GLEN CAMPBELL SON DESPERATE PLEA

Published on: May 12, 2014
Photography by: NBC Universal via Getty
ENQUIRER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: GLEN CAMPBELL SON DESPERATE PLEA

GLEN CAMPBELL’s kids are furious that the country legend has been confined in a nursing home and have vowed to get him out!

The 78-year-old “Rhinestone Cowboy,” who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, was sent to a Nashville assisted living facility in March by his wife of 31 years, former dancer Kim Woollen. As The ENQUIRER reported, Kim claimed her family was exhausted from caring for Glen, who had become a danger to himself and others.

BUT in an exclusive interview, the singer’s son Travis called his dad’s confinement “unbelievably cruel.”

“I love my dad and I don’t want him disrespected like that,” Travis told The ENQUIRER. “Kim says they put him in there because he became a danger to himself and they’re not getting any rest, but that’s a bunch of crap!

“She just doesn’t want to have to stay at the house and watch him 24/7.

“There’s plenty of money – they could hire home health­care for him.

“We want to bring him to Arkansas, where he can be cared for by his family. He deserves to be at home with his blood relatives who love him.”

Campbell, who is believed to be worth $50 million, was married four times and has eight children, including two sons and a daugh­ter with Kim, 55. Travis is the son of Campbell and his sec­ond wife, Billie Jean Nunley, whom he divorced in 1975.

Travis’ wife, Trudy, added that the five-time Grammy winner – whose hits include “Wichita Lineman,” “Gentle on My Mind” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” – has little interaction with other residents of the nursing home and often walks the hallways aimlessly.

“It makes me mad,” she said. “We have a lawyer, and we’re de­termined to fight to get him out.

“We don’t want him to spend his last days alone in a nursing home instead of being cared for by his loving family.”