Entertainment Tony Bennett doesn't know he has Alzheimer's

10:16  04 october  2021
10:16  04 october  2021 Source:   bangshowbiz.com

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Tony Bennett doesn't know he has Alzheimer’s disease.

Tony Bennett wearing a suit and tie © Bang Showbiz Tony Bennett

The 95-year-old music legend's wife, Susan Crow, has opened up about her husband's battle with the illness - which slowly destroys memory and thinking skills - and revealed he is not aware he is suffering and has moments where he is "more alert".

In an interview with Anderson Cooper on CBS News' '60 Minutes', Susan said: “Every day is different. Tony late at night, sometimes early in the morning, he’s more alert, if I can use that word.

“So, I’ll tell him, ‘Tone, you’re gonna be on '60 Minutes'.’ He’s, like, ‘Great.’

“I said, ‘You remember that show, '60 Minutes'‘ he’s, like, ‘I do.’ But in any other given moment, he won’t know.”

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She then said: “He recognises me, thank goodness, his children you know, we are blessed in a lotta ways. He’s very sweet. He doesn’t know he has it."

Anderson clarified: “He doesn’t know he has it?” to which Susan confirmed: “No.”

The legendary singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2016, and the 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' star recently retired from performing and released his final album, 'Love for Sale', a collaborative LP with Lady Gaga, last week.

It was Susan who implored Tony to step back from performing.

His son and manager Danny Bennett previously explained: "His continued health is the most important part of this, and when we heard the doctors - when Tony’s wife, Susan heard them - she said, ‘Absolutely not.'

"He’ll be doing other things, but not those upcoming shows. It’s not the singing aspect but, rather, the travelling. Look, he gets tired. The decision is being made that doing concerts now is just too much for him.

"We don’t want him to fall on stage, for instance - something as simple as that."

Tony Bennett, 95, enjoys relaxing park day with wife Susan Crow, 55 .
Tony Bennett, 95, was seen enjoying a relaxing day sitting on a bench soaking up the sun in Central Park this week after winning a Guinness World Record with the release of his new album.The legendary singing star, who has been suffering from Alzheimer's, was joined by his wife Susan Crow, 55, who kept an eye on him.

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