Glen Campbell Cancels Tour with Kenny Rogers

Although no official reason has been given, some speculate that his health is to blame. Glen Campbell Cancels Tour with Kenny Rogers

Glen Campbell was set to perform with Kenny Rogers on tour in Australia but, unfortunately, the shows have had to be cancelled because, it is believed, that the country singer’s Alzheimer's Disease has worsened to the point that it is no longer safe for him to travel.  How sad.

Rogers will call upon some Australian country artists to fill in for Campbell.  When asked about the situation, Rogers declined to comment.

Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer’s was first revealed just over a year ago in June 2011. Just a couple months later, he set off on his Goodbye tour just after releasing his final album, Ghost on the Canvas

The singer who made “Rhinestone Cowboy” a classic once recalled a performance Down Under that brought him face-to-face with future country star, Keith Urban. Of the encounter, Campbell said: "When I first met him, he came to my concert in Australia.  He was about 8 years old, and he said, 'Mr. Campbell, when I grow up I'm gonna play guitar and sing.' And look at him! He's a great songwriter, he's the best guitar player in the world probably, and he's married to one of the most beautiful women in the world ... that's fabulous."

Hopefully, everything will go as smoothly as possible for Campbell and his family during this time.

Written on Jul 17 2012 by Jeanne Dupuis (Google+ profile), writer at KOvideo. Tags: glen campbell


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