Bobby Womack Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Disease

Bobby Womack holding a microphoneLegendary artist Bobby Womack has said he is beginning to show early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, including trouble remembering names and song lyrics.

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“The doctor said, ‘You have signs of Alzheimer’s,'” Womack, 68, told Britain’s BBC Radio 6 music station. “He said it’s not bad yet but it’s going to get worse.”

He added: “How can I not remember songs that I wrote? That’s frustrating.”

The 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, whose hits include “Woman’s Gotta Have It” and “If You Think You’re Lonely Now,” suffered a number of health problems in the past year.

In March it was disclosed that he was diagnosed with colon cancer, which was later successfully treated, and he also underwent what was termed a “minor heart procedure.”