Soul singer Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member told the BBC in a recent interview that the diagnosis was made after he started having difficulty remembering his songs and the names of people he had worked with.
The soul singer has cut a wide path through the music business as a performer and songwriter in his 50-year career and recently launched another act with The Bravest Man in the Universe, the Damon Albarn-produced comeback album that made several best-of lists.Alzheimer's is a degenerative brain disease characterised by memory loss. It's the latest health problem for the 68-year-old singer, who's also been fighting cancer and other maladies.
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