Tony Bennett & His Family Reveal Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

After four years Tony Bennett and his family are opening up about his battle with Alzheimer’s. We have celeb and fan’s reactions to the news plus info on his new album with Lady Gaga.

Briana Phipps

AfterBuzz TV Producer, Host & Writer
Posted On: February 1st, 2021 10:04 pm pst

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In a recent article by AARP it has been revealed that Tony Bennett has been battling with Alzheimer’s disease for the past four years.

While his Alzheimer’s hasn’t progressed to detrimental stages, his wife Susan says he can still recognize family members, but is not always sure where he is or what is happening around him.

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However through it all he has still be able to continue singing and writing. In fact him and Lady Gaga, his protégé, have been working on an album. After the duo recorded Cheek to Cheek in 2014, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 pop and rock chart, they started discussing a follow up. However, despite the songs being recorded in sessions between 2018 and 2020, delays including Gaga’s starring role in A Star is Born set the album back. Now that the COVID pandemic has slowed life down, the pair has finally been able to work on the album which is set to release this spring.

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He and Gaga started recording the new LP 2 years after his diagnosis, and he was already starting to show signs. His wife Susan recalled telling their son Danny, “We’ll try.That’s all I can tell you. We’ll try.” In footage AARP describes Bennett during the recording sessions with him and Gaga as bewildered and lost.

Through music the singer has been able to reconnect and show parts of his old self. in the interview Susan stated, “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.”

Many fans and friends after hearing the news expressed their love and support for the singer and his family.

We wish Tony and his family all our love during this difficult time.

If you know someone with Alzheimer’s and are looking for support alz.org offer’s a support help line available 24/7, you can find it via the link below.

https://www.alz.org/help-support/resources/helpline

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Briana Phipps is a host, producer, and scheduling coordinator for AfterBuzz TV. She is currently the host for Teen Mom News Weekly and is your go to for all things Broadway! Whether you want to discuss intense TV dramas, the latest reality scoops, or the best guilty pleasures to watch she’s got you covered!

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