A country icon clings to life with his wife by his side as be battles a disease that has taken so many before. The heartbreaking news about this hitmaker’s five decade career is that it is seemingly coming to an end at the nads of a hateful disease.
Recently, Campbell’s wife Kim revealed that her husband had entered Stage 7, the final stage of Alzheimer’s disease and had lost his ability to verbally communicate; however, in a new interview, the country icon’s wife explains that she knows that his faith is still as strong as ever.
“Faith has always been the central part of our relationship,” Kim Campbell tells the Toronto Star. “I’m so pleased that as Glen has entered the later stages of this illness, it’s evident that he has retained his awareness of God.”
Recalling when her husband could still speak, Campbell says, “There have been times when he’d walk over to a window and look at the beautiful trees outside, and he’d just raise his hands and say, ‘Thank you, heavenly father.’ He could barely speak at all, but he could come up with ‘We’re so blessed’ or ‘Thank you, heavenly father.’
“That really comforts me to know that he has that sense of God’s presence in his life, that he’s not alone, even if I’m not right next to him,” she adds.
Sadly, though, in addition to his ability to speak, Glen Campbell has also lost his ability to play the guitar; his muscle memory is largely gone.
His first solo #1 hit came in 1975 was Rhinstone Cowboy.