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Thursday 24 July 2014

Womack diagnosed with Alzheimer's

Bobby Womack said he has early signs of Alzheimer's

Singer Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member told BBC 6 Music the diagnosis came after he began having difficulty remembering his songs and the names of people he has worked with.

The soul singer has cut a wide path through the music business as a performer and songwriter in his 50-year career. He 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 is the latest health problem for the 68-year-old singer, who has also been fighting cancer and other maladies.

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