ALZHEIMER’s-stricken Glen Campbell is scheduled to be honored at a benefit for the mind-wasting disease at the end of March – but friends and relatives wonder whether he will be able to attend and fear he may have only weeks to live!
Now in the brutal phase of the heartbreaking disease, the 77-year-old continues to struggle with Alzheimer’s.
“He needs help walking and has to be reminded to eat,” revealed a close source. “We were warned by doctors that this is the course Alzheimer’s takes, still, it’s so sad when it happens.”
In preparation for the “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer’s final days, his wife, Kim, 54, sold their Mediterranean-style house in Malibu, Calif., in mid-December and moved the singing legend to Nashville, Tenn.
The move not only returns Glen to his country roots, but will enable the couple’s youngest daughter, Ashley, to pursue a music career of her own. The 26-year-old has a production deal with Toby Keith, another insider revealed.
“Kim knows Glen would have wanted Ashley to have every opportunity, and she hopes that the Nashville atmosphere offers him some familiar comfort,” the insider said.
Glen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011, and The ENQUIRER was the first to share the tragic news with his fans. Last May, we also exclusively revealed that a family feud was brewing over his $50 million fortune, with some of his older kids from previous marriages claiming that Kim was cutting them out.
But Glen was taken on a pre-Christmas trip to see his siblings in his native Arkansas, so they could say their final goodbyes, and that apparently helped to smooth things out.
“Nobody had the heart for a fight” over Glen’s money when they saw his condition.
The “Wichita Lineman” singer bravely continued to tour up until a year ago.
Now, the beloved performer is slated to be honored with the inaugural Glen Campbell Courage Award at the 22nd Annual Alzheimer’s Association “A Night at Sardi’s” in Los Angeles on March 26. And those close to him are just hoping he lives long enough to attend.
“The end is coming for Glen, the source said. “But he’s led a full and fruitful life and will be remembered with love by family, friends and fans.”