FAN FAVOURITE: Bobby Womack
ICONIC SINGER Bobby Womack has confirmed that he is suffering from Alzheimer’s but promised fans that he will continue to perform and record music for as long as possible.
The 68-year-old Across 110th Street hit-maker, who has been releasing music since the 50s, declared that he is struggling with early symptoms of the incurable disease which include memory loss.
Nevertheless, Womack thanked his fans for their kind messages.
He said on his official website: “Thanks to all of my fans for their prayers and well wishes. I truly appreciate and can feel your love. With the support of many good doctors, my family, and all of my wonderful fans, I will continue to write and perform and bring the good music to the people for as long as I can."
Speaking about his problems surrounding Alzheimer’s, Womack – who fought off cancer in May – told The Sun: “It’s not bad yet but will get worse. How can I not remember songs I wrote? It’s frustrating ... The most embarrassing thing is I’ll be ready to announce Damon [Albarn] and can’t remember his last name.”
Womack had accidently called Albarn, who produced his critically acclaimed album The Bravest Man in the World, “Damon Osbourne” at October’s Q Awards.