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Bobby Womack diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

January 2, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Soul singer Bobby Womack says he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Womack, 68, told the BBC that he began having difficulty remembering his songs and the names of people he's worked with.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member has cut a wide path through the music business as a performer and songwriter in his 50-year career. He recently launched another act with "The Bravest Man in the Universe," the Damon Albarn-produced comeback album that recently made several best-of lists.

Womack has also been fighting cancer and other maladies.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.