Famous American singer Tony Bennett has anounced that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, breaking the news via his official Twitter account.
"Life is a gift – even with Alzheimer’s," Bennett tweeted, thanking his wife Susan and his family for their support.
He also thanked AARP The Magazine for telling his story, providing a link to an article which explains that he was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016, and that the singer’s family have actually kept "his secret" for years – until now.
Life is a gift - even with Alzheimer’s. Thank you to Susan and my family for their support, and @AARP The Magazine for telling my story.— Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) February 1, 2021
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Many social media users rushed to wish Bennett all the best, some of them expressing surprise, while others opted to praise the him, using epithets like "a true legend" and "an absolute talent and a gentleman."
I really hope you will be well. I remember my grandad struggle with dementia and i know that with strength and commitment you will still keep your life wonderful and enjoyable. ♥️— 💫 (@wetmatchxx) February 1, 2021
We love you Tony❤️— 𝕄𝕒𝕟𝕦〄🍬gaga biscoitera (@GagxVenus) February 1, 2021
An absolute talent and a gentleman ♥️— Meaghan_Elizabeth (@meaghan_brand) February 1, 2021
I hope you are well and that you can keep your best memories deep in your kind heart, the little monsters (fans of lady gaga) we are sending positive energies to you ❤️— luiz (@chrwmatica) February 1, 2021