Legendary R&B singer Bobby Womack has recently revealed, that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. During an interview with BBC’s Gilles Peterson, the man known for hit singles including “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha” and “If You Think You’re Lonely Now”, as well as the songwriter to “It’s All Over Now” (which became a number one U.K. hit for the Rolling Stones), talked about how he began to have a hard time remembering names and songs, especially during a performance, where he was about to announce Damon Albarn and himself, but couldn’t remember the last name to the frontman of both Blur and Gorillaz. During a visit with a doctor, test revealed that he has was in the early signs of Alzheimer’s.
This is not the singer’s first medical mishap during 2012. He was also diagnosed with colon cancer, while being hospitalized for pneumonia. After having surgery, the cancer has since been in remission. Also in 2012, Womack has released his first album in 18 years titled the Bravest Man in the Universe, which has been cited as one of the year's best albums from many sources including Rolling Stone, who listed it at number 36, in their list of top fifty albums.
Womack has been a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee since 2009.