Bobby Womack has been told by doctors that he is suffering from the early symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease. The 68-year-old soul legend has revealed that he has been forgetting the names of some of his songs and fellow musicians, saying: "the doctor says there are signs of Alzheimer's. It's not bad yet but will get worse."
"How can I not remember songs I wrote? It's frustrating", he continued. "I don't feel together yet. Negative things come into my mind and it's hard for me to remember sometimes."
This latest health scare for Womack comes only month after finally beating colon cancer earlier this year. He was also forced to pull out of a triple headline concert with Tom Jones and Van Morrison in Dublin's Marlay Park last August, citing health concerns.
Womack's most recent album, the Damon Albarn produced The Bravest Man In The Universe, was released last year and Womack has said that sometimes he struggles to recall Albarn's last name. Last September Womack referred to Albarn as 'Damon Osbourne' at an awards ceremony.