Tony Bennett’s remaining album would possibly be one other collaboration with Girl Gaga. The 94-year-old musician’s household introduced on Monday that he’s been battling Alzheimer’s illness since 2016 in a profile for AARP Journal.
Within the profile, it was revealed that Gaga and Bennett recorded a follow-up album to 2014’s Cheek to Cheek between 2018 and 2020, whereas he was privately coping with his prognosis.
The follow-up album to Cheek to Cheek suffered a number of delays on account of Gaga’s jam-packed few years and the COVID-19 pandemic. It is because of be launched within the spring and the information that Bennett can’t take part in press for the album partly led to the household’s choice to go public along with his prognosis.
“I wished to verify together with her to ensure she was cool,” Bennett’s son, Danny, stated of asking Gaga about their choice to go public along with his prognosis, “as a result of she watches his again on a regular basis. She was like, ‘Completely, it’s simply one other reward that he may give to the world.’“
18x-GRAMMY winner @ItsTonyBennett is battling Alzheimer’s illness. His household revealed his 4-year battle in an @AARP article.
@GayleKing spoke w/ his spouse, Susan Benedetto, who says music nonetheless performs a significant position in his life & why the household determined to share his prognosis now. pic.twitter.com/taSobf8mLd
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 1, 2021
Bennett’s spouse, Susan, additionally spoke about Gaga throughout a “CBS This Morning” interview, revealing that the GRAMMY winner knew about Bennett’s prognosis whereas they had been recording the album.
She added that Bennett “most undoubtedly” remembers his duet associate, saying, “Gaga is difficult to overlook.”
The household famous that this could possibly be Bennett’s remaining album.
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