According to NME, 68-year-old Bobby Womack has announced that he’s in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. “It’s not bad yet, but will get worse.”

In 2012, Womack released the Damon Albarn-produced The Bravest Man in the Universe, his first album in over a decade. “How can I not remember songs I wrote? It’s frustrating. I don’t feel together yet. Negative things come in my mind and it’s hard for me to remember sometimes.”

Womack dealt with drug addiction in the ’60s through the ’80s. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 and beat colon cancer in 2012. “The most embarrassing thing is I’ll be ready to announce Damon and can’t remember his last name.”

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