Ellen DeGeneres: Glen Campbell’s Last Tour

October 13th, 2011 - 3:33 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As Ellen started her show, she shared that “they” have revealed that there are currently about seven billion people in the world. She had two questions… “How do they know how many people are in the world, and who are ‘they’?”

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six months ago, singer/songwriter Glen Campbell wanted to do one last tour. He was a guest on today’s ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’. Before her interview with Glen Campbell, Ellen featured eight year old Sophia Grace Brownlee and her five year old cousin Rosie who sang ‘Super Bass’ by Nicki Minaj. Sophia screamed in joy and excitement when she found out that Nicki was actually there. Nicki said that Sophia blew her away, and she loved it. She offered the two girls a shopping trip where they could buy “whatever they want.” Nicki urged the girls to stay in school, put their books first and music second.

Glen Campbell has worked with everyone from Elvis, to Ray Charles to Johnny Cash during the last fifty years. Perhaps his most well known hit is ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’. When he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease six months ago, Glen decided to give his fans one more tour. He has sold over 45 albums.

Glen tells Ellen that he feels wonderful. Glen’s wife, Kim Woolen said that she was afraid this was going to be the diagnosis before the doctor ever verified it. He had been having memory issues and cognitive problems. During the interview, Glen often turned to his wife of 30 years to answer Ellen’s questions for him. Ellen had him sing her favorite song by him, ‘Wichita Lineman’. Glen was inducted into the ‘Country Music Hall of Fame’ in 2005. His last album, ‘Ghost on the Canvas’ was released in August of 2011.

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