Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Country Artist Hal Ketchum Diagnosed With Dementia

In a heartfelt social media post on Sunday, April 14, the family of Hal Ketchum revealed the singer is struggling with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Grand Ole Opry member’s wife Andrea announced the singer is otherwise healthy and happy, enjoying time with his family and friends among speculation as to why his touring schedule has stopped, reports Music Row.

Ketchum has had ongoing health struggles, having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 20 years ago. Ahead of his I’m The Troubadour album release in 2014 for Music Road Records, it was revealed Ketchum had spent the last several years living in a cabin in Wimberley, Texas, where he was focusing on his health, which had suffered from bouts of paralysis and blindness due to his illness.

The note from Ketchum’s family is below:

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