News

Glen Campbell ‘probably won’t perform again,’ wife says

Glen Campbell ‘probably won’t perform again,’ wife says

GLEN CAMPBELL:The country music icon will probably never perform again, according to his wife. Photo: Associated Press

Country music icon Glen Campbell will probably never perform again, according to his wife.

Kim Woolen claims the “Wichita Lineman” hitmaker’s Alzheimer’s disease symptoms have robbed Campbell of his ability to recall lyrics and play the guitar.

She explains, “He can’t even tune a guitar now. If I tune one and hand it to him he can still play, (but) not like he used to. He can play a couple licks here and there, and he finds joy in that.”

The singer moved into a memory-care facility near the couple’s Nashville, Tennessee home earlier this year when his condition became too severe for family members to look after him.

Woolen is happy that her husband is getting the best care possible and she visits him every day.

She tells People.com, “It’s a very nurturing place… (and) he feels secure there. I sit with him through his meals… (and) we hug each other and cuddle. I savour every day.

“There’s a lot of sadness (but) we just continue to try to make the best of every day and keep a sense of humor.”

Recent Headlines

in Local

Fewer people losing their homes to foreclosure in Bellingham

Fresh
House Real Estate

Rising home values, high rent mean it's more advantageous to hang on to house

in Local Sports

Mariners start a 10-game home stand tonight

Fresh
A Seattle Mariners batting helmet is seen before a spring exhibition baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, March 24, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz.

The Mariners start a 3 game series vs. the Cleveland Indians tonight at Safeco Field and you can hear all the action on KPUG starting with the pregame show at 6:00pm.

in Local Sports

Warriors guard and former WSU Cougar Klay Thompson suffers concussion

Fresh
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson lies on the court after being injured during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Golden State guard Klay Thompson has a concussion after getting kneed in the side of the head by Houston's Trevor Ariza.

in Sports

The latest on the FIFA scandal

Fresh
Two men talk to each other in front of the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.

Former FIFA vice president Warner leaves jail in ambulance plus UN reviewing FIFA partnerships amid corruption scandal and Blatter call the corruption cases shame, humiliate soccer.

in Sports

Adrian Peterson vents on Twitter about honoring contract

Fresh
In this Aug. 16, 2014, photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) warms up before a NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Minneapolis.Millions of people using the top three fantasy football platforms have generated three different answers to the question of that top draft pick. Yahoo says LeSean McCoy of Philadelphia. ESPN says Adrian Peterson. CBS Sports says it’s Jamaal Charles of Kansas City.

Adrian Peterson took to Twitter on Thursday to express his frustration over criticism he is receiving while staying away from the voluntary portion of the Minnesota Vikings offseason.