Hal Ketchum Announces That He Has Alzheimer’s

 Hal Ketchum, country star of the early 90’s announced via his wife on Monday that he has dementia.

Dear friends and fans of Hal, this is Andrea, Hal's wife. I know everyone is wondering why there are no future tour…

Posted by Hal Ketchum on Sunday, April 14, 2019

Hal’s biggest songs were “Small town Saturday night, Past the point of rescue, Hearts are gonna roll, Sure love and a remake of the Vogues 5 o’clock world. Hal had neurological issues in 1998 that were similar to MS, which took the life of his mother. When he wasn’t performing, Hal was a painter who had his works displayed in a gallery and also was a master carpenter. Hal just turned 66 last week and is the latest country star to suffer health issues since the death of Earl Thomas Conley earlier in April, along with the death of Roy Clark last November. Glen Campbell was diagnosed with dementia in 2010 and performed for several years before he died in 2017. Hal had been performing over the years, but his wife said the time had come to stop because the efforts to keep his career going had been too hard for Hal and those assisting him and it was time to come home and be with his family.

 

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