This Legendary Musician’s Final Song Will Break Your Heart
This is a brutal and honest glimpse into one artist’s battle with a debilitating disease.
Glen Campbell, a Country Music Hall of Fame singer, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease three years ago. In January 2013, he recorded his last song in Los Angeles, according to The Los Angeles Times.
The single, called “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” is part of the soon-to-be released documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” that follows the now 78-year-old country singer on his final tour, NBC News reported. The music video that accompanies the song was just released this week.
It features home videos of Campbell and delves into the devastating realities of Alzheimer’s disease.
“You’re the last person I will love/You’re the last face I will recall,” Campbell sings. “And best of all… I’m not gonna miss you.”
Directed by James Keach, the upcoming film follows the five-time Grammy winner on his 151-show farewell tour across the country and documents his struggle with memory loss, according to the trailer. It also features interviews with people close to the star, including Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow and more.
“He wanted us to tell the gnarly truth,” Keach told NBC News. “You’re showing the audience what this man is up against, and what 44 million people are up against worldwide.”
Since going public with his diagnosis in 2011, Campbell’s disease has progressed, according to the NBC. Now, he’s in the final stages and has been living in a care facility in Nashville since March.
The film, which will be widely released later this month, won the grand prize when it premiered at the Nashville Film Festival in May, The Los Angeles Times reported.
Check out the trailer below: