NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Glen Campbell arrives at the 2012 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
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Updated: July 25, 2012 6:25AM
When legendary singer-guitarist Glen Campbell revealed last June he’d been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the announcement was punctuated with a lot of finality.
The world was told that “Ghost on the Canvas” would be his last studio release and his current string of tour dates would conclude his days as a live performer.
But Campbell, 76, is considerably less definitive than those around him when it comes to lowering the curtain on a career that’s lasted more than five decades.
“I’ll probably cut it back, but I won’t necessarily retire,” he says. “If somebody comes up to me in six months or a year from now and says, ‘Hey, do you want to do an album?’ I’d probably say, ‘Sure, I’ll do it.’ ”
Right now, he doesn’t feel like the disease has affected him much.
“I’ve kind of shucked it off,” he says. “My wife and I talk about it, friends and I talk about it, and it’s cool. I’m in a good state of mind right now. We’re all out here together — out in the middle of nowhere, sometimes. And we’re out here to play music.”