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Womack, 68, opened up about his memory lapses to Giles Peterson on BBC 6 Music. "The doctor said, 'You have signs of Alzheimer's,'" Womack said. "He said it's not bad yet, but it's going to get worse."
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After getting his start singing with his brothers in the Valentinos (the Rolling Stones' first Number One hit came on a version of the Womack-penned song "It's All Over Now") and playing guitar for Sam Cooke.
Womack launched a solo career in the late Sixties that included hits like "Lookin' for a Love" and "That's the Way I Feel About Cha." Last year he released The Bravest Man in the Universe, his first album of new material since 1994. Blur's Damon Albarn co-produced the LP. Womack told the BBC there was a moment when he blanked on Albarn's name, and said he's had trouble recalling his material.
"How can I not remember songs I wrote?" Womack said. "That's frustrating."
Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
UPDATE, 1/3: Womack has released the following statement regarding his diagnosis:
Thanks to all of my fans for their prayers and well wishes. I truly appreciate and can feel your love. With the support of many good doctors, my family, and all of my wonderful fans, I will continue to write and perform and bring the good music to the people for as long as I can.
– With much love, Bobby Womack.