Jimmy Webb Shares Touching Update on Glen Campbell’s Health
Since his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011, fans of Glen Campbell have watched with sadness and compassion for the country legend and his family as his health and abilities slowly declined. But friend and fellow musician Jimmy Webb recently posted an in-depth report on his Facebook page about the artist and how he is doing at the full-time care facility where he has lived since April 2014.
The note is overwhelmingly positive, though it does have the air of sadness that comes with watching a loved one fade. "There is an airy screened-in porch where Glen likes to sit and where we visited with him,” Webb writes. "He has a full time care-er, Brody... Brody is patient and kind. He plays the guitar with and for Glen. They sing, they walk around the grounds and converse almost constantly. We instantly fell for Brody and thanked him for the care he gives to Glen."
Webb goes on to describe Campbell’s spirits and how they interacted during the visit, even noting Campbell’s silly side hadn’t left him. "For longer than I'd like to remember, he has imitated Donald Duck and during the visit, he did his Donald voice for us,” Webb recalls.
But perhaps the most touching detail was that the musician fans know and love was still there. "He seems almost to go from song to song, under his breath at times,” Webb says. "He looked at me after singing one song and said, 'that was a good song wasn't it?' Music is still at the very center of who he is. It is almost as though he is giving a never-ending performance."
The post describes in more detail the high quality, comfortable facility where Campbell lives and serves as a comfort to fans that, all things considered, the Rhinestone Cowboy is being taken care of.
"He is loved. He is cared for. He is respected. And most of all, he has his dignity. We can all be comforted by that,” Webb signs off.
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