Bobby Womack diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease


Bobby Womack has announced that he is currently in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

The 68-year old, known for hits including “Across 110th Street” and “Woman’s Gotta Have It”, has been struggling to remember song titles and collaborators, according to NME.

“How can I not remember songs I wrote? It’s frustrating. I don’t feel together yet,” said Womack. “Negative things come in my mind and it’s hard for me to remember sometimes.”

Womack beat colon cancer in May of last year, and in June released The Bravest Man in the Universe through London label XL Rrcordings; his first album in 12 years which was produced by Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn and Richard Russell and went on to win the Q Award for Best Album of 2012.