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.