Legendary big band, pop, and jazz singer Tony Bennett announced via AARP this morning that he has received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 94.
According to the AARP report, Bennett's family had kept his diagnosis a secret for almost four years, but decided recently to break their silence.
Despite this setback, Bennett has actually been making new music, and has a collaborative album with Lady Gaga coming out later this year.
Born and raised in Astoria, Queens to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. He was drafted into service for the second World War, serving in Europe. After the war, he signed with Columbia Records and had several #1 hits, such as The Beat of My Heart and I Left My Heart in San Francisco. With a career that spans nearly 8 decades, Bennett is regarded as one of the best singers of all time and a highlight of the Sinatra-esque big band era.
We at Advocate Channel wish Bennett health and happiness in light of his diagnosis.
For more music news, click here.
- Lea Salonga Stars in PBS Great Performances, New Single For ... ›
- Tamron Hall Talks To Kate Mara About Her Controversial Role In 'A ... ›
- The Right Stuff on Disney Plus - Advocate Channel ›
- Your weekend binge list - Advocate Channel ›
- Lea Salonga Stars in PBS Great Performances, New Single For COVID Relief - Advocate Channel ›
- Tamron Hall Talks To Kate Mara About Her Controversial Role In 'A Teacher' - Advocate Channel ›