Hal Ketchum Diagnosed with Alzheimer's / Dementia

"Now it's time for Hal to stay home with loved ones."

April 15, 2019
Alzheimer's Awareness

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'90s Country singer Hal Ketchum has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's / Dementia, according to a social media post from Andrea, Hal's wife, responding to inquiries about the lack of future tour dates. 

"Hal is suffering from Alzheimer's/ Dementia," she posted on the "Small Town Saturday Night" singer's Facebook page. "He has been battling this for some time now, but because of his love for his fans, he continued performing as long as it was possible.

"Dementia is an exhausting and confusing illness, and now it's time for Hal to stay home with loved ones," she added. "Hal is otherwise healthy and happy, enjoying time with his family and friends. We all deeply appreciate how much love that you all have for Hal and how much his music means to you!"

Other hits from Hal Ketchum include "Past the Point of Rescue" and "Hearts Are Gonna Roll." He celebrated his 66th birthday earlier this month.