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Legendary singer Tony Bennett revealed Monday that he has Alzheimer’s disease.
Bennett told AARP magazine he was first diagnosed in 2016 and that his symptoms have been slowly worsening.
“I have my moments and it gets very difficult,” wife Susan Benedetto told the magazine. “It’s no fun arguing with someone who doesn’t understand you.”
The Alzheimer’s Association called the Bennett family’s decision to go public with his diagnosis brave.
“On behalf of Tony and all who are facing Alzheimer’s disease,” they said, “we will continue to be relentless in our pursuit of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.”
Life is a gift – even with Alzheimer’s. Thank you to Susan and my family for their support, and @AARP The Magazine for telling my story.
Read more here:https://t.co/R05A4jc5BF⁰
📸 Kelsey Bennett pic.twitter.com/ApxBCpGv0y
— Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) February 1, 2021