Tony Bennett has revealed he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.
The singer, 94, announced that he was diagnosed with the condition in 2016 and has been battling the disease ever since, during an article with AARP magazine on Monday, February 1, 2021.
Bennett thanked his wife Susan and family for their support during a Twitter post where he also shared the article which ‘shared his story’.
‘Life is a gift – even with Alzheimer’s. Thank you to [his wife] Susan and my family for their support, and AARP,’ he wrote on Twitter. ‘The Magazine for telling my story.’
Although he was diagnosed five years ago, the article reveals that Tony began to show real signs of decline two years later, while he was recording the Cheek to Cheek album with Lady Gaga.
His wife Susan told the publication: ‘There’s a lot about him that I miss. Because he’s not the old Tony anymore … But when he sings, he’s the old Tony.’